The Congress high command now seems to be taking a tough stand against the rebels. The party’s disciplinary committee has sent a notice to Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar. Apart from this, notice has also been given to senior leader of Kerala KV Thomas. A reply has been sought from both the leaders within a week. Notice has been issued to Sunil Jakhar for making continuous statements against party line and KV Thomas for attending CPM’s seminar even after the high command’s ban. Sunil Jakhar had talked about not being made the CM of Punjab because of himself being a Hindu before the election. There was a lot of discussion about his statement.
Apart from this, KV Thomas was forbidden by the party high command to attend the seminar of CPM, but he decided to go there breaking the discipline. A similar ban was imposed by the party on senior leader Shashi Tharoor, but he remained tied to it. In such a situation, the Kerala unit of Congress was also constantly raising questions about KV Thomas. The Kerala unit had also complained to the high command about his attitude, after which the high command had instructed him not to participate in the seminar being organized by the CPM.
Disciplinary committee of AICC sent notice to Congress leader Sunil Jakhar for his statements against party line & party leader KV Thomas for attending seminar held at Party Congress of CPIM on April 9. Seeks reply to notices within a week: Tariq Anwar, member of the committee pic.twitter.com/i2ytTrg4f6
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2022
Significantly, Sunil Jakhar has been the President of Punjab Congress. Sunil Jakhar was considered in the race for the post of Chief Minister after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the post of CM a few months before the elections, but the high command had bet on Charanjit Singh Channi in his place. He was also seen continuously attacking Channi. In a recent interview too, he had said about Channi that the high command should have thought about who should be kept where. Describing his statement as anti-Dalit, he was targeted.