Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar on Saturday give up the Grand Outdated Get together in a dramatic type by asserting his resignation on Fb Stay. This growth got here a number of hours after he had eliminated Congress from all his social media handles.
“This [Facebook live address] goes to be my parting present to the occasion,” he stated.
Jakhar had been stripped of his occasion posts for 2 years a fortnight again for “not toeing the occasion line.” Jakhar stated that he was upset on the Congress resolution as his household served the occasion for 3 generations for over a interval of fifty years. A day after Jakhar tweeted that he would pour his coronary heart out on Saturday, he resigned.
On the Congress’ alternative of a Chief Ministerial face after the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh, Jakhar had accused the occasion of listening to a sure Punjab chief.
After Congress misplaced to Aam Aadmi Get together in Punjab earlier this 12 months, Jakhar denounced former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi as a legal responsibility. “Not the highest brass, however his [Channi’s] personal greed pulled him and the occasion down,” Jakhar had stated in a tweet.
Many inside the occasion strongly objected to Jakhar’s remarks towards Channi and the scheduled caste neighborhood throughout an interview. Jakhar defended himself by saying that his phrases had been getting used towards him by taking them out of context.
In keeping with an Indian Categorical report, Jakhar had accused his occasion for not selecting him as a chief ministerial candidate as he was a Hindu.
Jakhar was thought-about as one of many options to Amarinder Singh after Singh had stepped down from the CM submit.
Earlier than quitting, Jakhar was but to answer to a show-cause discover issued by the disciplinary motion committee of the Congress final month alleging that he made “a derogatory assertion towards Congress leaders and likewise attributed motives to the management of considering on communal traces.”