Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar quits party, tension amid Chintan Shivir
NewDelhi: On the one hand, Congress's Chintan Shivir is going on in Udaipur, Rajasthan. On the other hand, news that can bother Congress's top brass is coming from Punjab. Veteran Congress leader and former Punjab party chief Sunil Jakhar have announced to leave the Congress. Former state president of Punjab Jakhar quits the party saying- Good luck and good bye Congress...during Facebook live.
Three generations served Congress for 50 years
Congress leader Sunil Jakhar, dissatisfied with Punjab, announced to quit the party through Facebook Live. Jakhar made serious allegations against the Congress high command. He said that the party is listening to a particular leader of Punjab on the issue of the appointment of Chief Minister after the removal of Captain Amarinder Singh. Sunil Jakhar further said that three generations of his family served the Congress for 50 years. After this, for "not walking on the party line" to "take away all the positions of the party"...I didn't like it.
Show cause notice against Jakhar
Hours before he went LIVE on Facebook to speak his mind, Sunil Jakhar did something that led to speculations about him leaving the party. In fact, Jakhar had removed Congress from his Twitter bio, which was enough to give an indication of his future course of action. It may be mentioned here that Jakhar was given a show cause notice for his "anti-party" statements. However, the answer was not given by him.
Congress's three-day chintin shivir
Congress's three-day contemplation camp continues in Udaipur. On Friday, the first day of the camp, there was a discussion about many major reforms in the party, in which the main discussion was on implementing the system of 'one family, one ticket'. There is also a provision with this arrangement that another member of the family will get the ticket only if he has worked for the party for at least five years. Gandhi called for revitalizing the party through massive collective efforts.