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Punjab Congress Ex-Chief Sunil Jakhar Quits Celebration After Disciplinary Transfer


Sunil Jakhar, senior Congress chief and former chief of its Punjab unit, give up the occasion right this moment, weeks after he was issued a showcause discover by the management over his criticism of former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

“Goodbye and good luck, Congress,” Mr Jakhar mentioned in a Fb reside video after scathing criticism of former occasion colleagues who led the motion in opposition to him.

His remarks come at a time when the Congress management is assembly in Udaipur in a determined try to put its home in an effort to tackle the BJP.

Final month, the Congress’ disciplinary panel had really useful that Mr Jakhar be suspended from the occasion for 2 years and faraway from all posts.

The five-member Committee is chaired by senior occasion chief AK Antony. The assembly on what motion must be taken in opposition to Mr Jakhar was attended by members Tariq Anwar, JP Aggarwal and G Parameswar, in addition to Mr Antony.

Ambika Soni, seen as Mr Jakhar’s bete noire, was not current in the course of the assembly.

The previous Punjab Congress chief had criticised former Chief Minister Channi and termed him a legal responsibility for the occasion after it misplaced to the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) in Punjab.

Mr Jakhar had additionally been crucial of the occasion management for selecting Mr Channi as Chief Ministerial candidate for the elections, and had hit out at Ms Soni for supposedly scuttling his probabilities of being picked as Chief Minister after Amarinder Singh’s ouster.

Amid the disaster in Punjab Congress after Amarinder Singh’s resignation in September, Ms Soni had mentioned she turned down a proposal for the Chief Minister put up and advised the management that solely a Sikh must be chosen for the job.

Mr Jakhar was being thought of a entrance runner for the highest put up and Ms Soni’s comment supposedly ruined his prospects.

Hitting out at her, Mr Jakhar mentioned the comment spoiled the Congress’s probabilities within the Meeting polls.

“Ambika Soni’s feedback spoiled our probabilities in polls. Her feedback defamed Sikhs and the Hindus of Punjab,” he mentioned. Addressing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he added, “I urge you (Sonia Gandhi) to ask her (Soni) if she is aware of what Sikhism is,” he added, accusing her of making an attempt to create a rift in Hindu-Sikh brotherhood.

Focusing on Ms Soni once more, the estranged Congress chief mentioned she had jumped the ship in 1977. “She was near Sanjay Gandhi ji and Indira Gandhi ji, however in 1977 she contested from Chandigarh in opposition to a Congress candidate,” he mentioned.

“And see who has issued a showcause discover to me, Tariq Anwar, a person who switched to the NCP demanding {that a} lady of international origin cannot be the PM,” Mr Jakhar added.

Taking a swipe on the Congress’ brainstorming session, he mentioned it’s nothing greater than fulfilling a “formality”. “The occasion is going through an existential disaster and we’re behaving as if the nation’s duty is on our shoulders. As they are saying, there are lots of concepts to brighten the home, however first resolve how to reserve it.”

Talking concerning the Punjab election outcomes, he mentioned voters didn’t vote on spiritual and caste traces however as Punjabis hoping for a greater future. He congratulated the voters of the state for not falling for the “toxic seeds sown” by Congress leaders.

“I’d request Sonia Gandhi, do politics throughout the nation, however spare Punjab, it has seen very darkish days. Punjab is one,” he mentioned.



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