Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar has been issued discover by the celebration’s disciplinary panel for his obvious criticism of former Chief Minister CS Channi, celebration leaders stated on Monday. Mr Jakhar must reply inside seven days.
Mr Jakhar had confronted a backlash over a TV interview final week, with Dalit activists burning his effigy and a celebration chief looking for his expulsion for utilizing “objectionable language” in opposition to the neighborhood.
Mr Jakhar, nevertheless, had stated his assertion was twisted and brought out of context.
According to video clips of the interview circulating on-line, Mr Jakhar gave the impression to be not directly referring to Charanjit Singh Channi, who was the state’s first Dalit Chief Minister, and questioned the celebration management for its selection. He, nevertheless, didn’t title anybody.
“The leadership has to know where to keep everybody in place,” he stated within the interview.
Reacting to the remark, former Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka accused Mr Jakhar of utilizing “objectionable language” in opposition to the Dalit neighborhood and demanded that he be expelled from the celebration.
“You should seek an apology,” Mr Verka instructed Mr Jakhar and stated the Congress ought to “throw Jakhar out of the party immediately”.
Mr Verka stated Mr Jakhar was upset as he was not made the Chief Minister by the celebration following Amarinder Singh’s unceremonious exit.
Reacting to the Mr Verka’s cost, Mr Jakhar stated he has at all times revered each faith and neighborhood.
Mr Jakhar stated he at all times fought for the downtrodden and raised their voice.
He stated his assertion was twisted and brought out of context.
However, if anyone’s sentiment was harm along with his assertion, he expresses remorse over it, Mr Jakhar stated.