Jakhar Quits Cong, Says Proceedings At ‘Chintan Shivir’ Inviting Pity Amid ‘Existential Crisis’

New Delhi: Congress party’s former Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar on Saturday announced his resignation from the party soon after he removed that party’s name from his Twitter bio. “…Good luck and goodbye Congress…” the senior Punjab Congress leader said on a Facebook live session as he quit the party. This announcement comes after Congress disciplinary committee […] The post Jakhar Quits Cong, Says Proceedings At ‘Chintan Shivir’ Inviting Pity Amid ‘Existential Crisis’ appeared first on My Blog.

Jakhar Quits Cong, Says Proceedings At ‘Chintan Shivir’ Inviting Pity Amid ‘Existential Crisis’

New Delhi: Congress party’s former Punjab unit chief Sunil Jakhar on Saturday announced his resignation from the party soon after he removed that party’s name from his Twitter bio. “…Good luck and goodbye Congress…” the senior Punjab Congress leader said on a Facebook live session as he quit the party. This announcement comes after Congress disciplinary committee recommended Sunil Jakhar’s suspension from the party for two years along with his removal from all party posts.

As per sources cited by news agency PTI, the recommendation to dismiss Jakhar from party posts was made by Congress disciplinary committee after a meeting chaired by senior leader AK Antony, attended by panel members Tariq Anwar, JP Aggarwal, and G Parameswar. Ambika Soni was not present during the meeting.

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The committee had given its recommendations to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Addressing a Facebook Live session titled ‘Dil Ki Baat’, the former Punjab Congress chief said that proceedings at the ‘Chintan Shivir’ being held in Udaipur are inviting pity amid anger and disappointment over his decades of association with the party.

He further remarked that the party is in “existential crisis” but the ‘Chintan Shivir’ conclave is focusing on other matters while senior leaders are acting like “cheer leaders”.

Ahead of the Congress disciplinary committee meeting, Jakhar had remarked that those who still have a conscience will be punished.

After the Congress party’s debacle in Punjab, Jakhar had trained guns at former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, blaming him for the loss while terming him a liability for the party. 

He also indirectly hit out at senior party colleague Ambika Soni for her statement ruling out a Hindu Chief Minister for Punjab.

The announcement coincides with the Congress party’s ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur wherein senior leaders are deliberating on the grand old party’s revival ahead of upcoming assembly elections as well as 2024 General Elections, besides issues pertaining to economy and farmers’ woes.

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