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'Goodbye, good luck Congress': Sunil Jakhar's parting shot as he quits party

May 14, 2022 01:20 PM

Chandigarh: Amid Congress’ Chintan Shivir, disgruntled Congress leader from Punjab, Sunil Jakhar, on Saturday said goodbye to the party. He announced it on Facebook, while going LIVE. Before he ended his ‘mann ki baat’ on Facebook, Sunil Jakhar said 'Goodbye and Goodluck Congress'.

Sunil Jakhar targeted Ambika Soni for misguiding the Congress president and Rahul Gandhi on not only Punjab affairs, but also on other states.
He also accused the Congress high command of listening to a particular Punjab leader on the issue of the CM’s appointment after Capt Amarinder Sing’s ouster. Sunil said he was heartbroken on being “stripped of all party posts” for “not toeing the party line” after three generations of his family had served the Congress for 50 years.

He said while he was angry with the party, but at the same time feels sorry for it. The three-time MLA and one-time MP minced no words alleging that the three-day Chintan Shivir or brainstorming session of the party currently underway in Udaipur in Rajasthan was a “farce”. He called the leaders attending the Congress shiver as mere “cheer leader”. He said that the Congress workshop was just a formalist. He slammed the party for discussing the non-serious issues, which will not help the Congress rebuild.

Hours before going LIVE on Facebook to speak his ‘mann ki baat’, Sunil Jakhar had removed the Congress from his Twitter bio, indicating his future line of action. Jakhar who had been served show cause notice for his "anti-party" statements did not respond to the show cause notice, before the anti-disciplinary committee decided to remove him from all-party positions.

 

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