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Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar quits occasion after disciplinary discover

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Chandigarh:

Sunil Jakhar, senior Congress chief and former chief of its Punjab unit, stop the occasion at present, 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 stated in a Facebook stay 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 and put its home with a view to tackle the BJP.

Last month, the Congress’ disciplinary panel had really helpful 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 needs to be taken in opposition to Mr Jakhar was attended by members Tariq Anwar, JP Aggarwal and G Parameswar, moreover Mr Antony.

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

The former 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 Party (AAP) in Punjab.

Mr Jakhar had additionally been essential of the occasion management for choosing Mr Channi as Chief Ministerial candidate for the elections, and had hit out at Ms Soni for supposedly scuttling his possibilities 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 stated she turned down a proposal for the Chief Minister publish and informed the management that solely a Sikh needs to be chosen for the job.

Mr Jakhar was being thought-about a entrance runner for the highest publish and Ms Soni’s comment supposedly ruined his prospects.

Hitting out at her, Mr Jakhar stated the comment spoiled the Congress’s possibilities within the Assembly polls.

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

Targeting Ms Soni once more, the estranged Congress chief stated she had jumped the ship in 1977. “She was close to Sanjay Gandhi ji and Indira Gandhi ji, but in 1977 she contested from Chandigarh against a Congress candidate,” he stated.

“And see who has issued a showcause notice to me, Tariq Anwar, a man who switched to the NCP demanding that a woman of foreign origin can’t be the PM,” Mr Jakhar added.

Taking a swipe on the Congress’ brainstorming session, he stated it’s nothing greater than fulfilling a “formality”. “The party is facing an existential crisis and we are behaving as if the country’s responsibility is on our shoulders. As they say, there are many ideas to decorate the house, but first decide how to save it.”

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

“I would request Sonia Gandhi, do politics across the country, but spare Punjab, it has seen very dark days. Punjab is one,” he stated.

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