Objectionable remarks against Dalits: Deadline ends as Sunil Jakhar does not respond to Congress’s show cause notice
Speaking to India Today, former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar said that he had not responded to the show cause notice issued by the Congress. Jakhar had been given seven days’ time to file his reply.
Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar is in no mood to reply to the show cause notice sent by the party high command as the deadline to file his reply ended on Monday.
The party’s disciplinary action committee, DAC, had issued a show cause notice to Sunil Jakhar last week for alleged anti-party activities and using “objectionable words” towards the Dalit community. Jakhar had been given a week’s time to file his reply.
Speaking to India Today, former President Sunil Jakhar said, “I have not responded yet”. He refused to comment further.
For the past few weeks, Sunil Jakhar has been quite vocal against former CM Charanjit Singh Channi and had even said that Channi had been a liability to the party.
He had even criticised the former CM Channi on Twitter. “An asset – r u joking ? Thank God he wasn’t declared a ‘National Treasure’ at CWC by the ‘Pbi’ lady who proposed him as CM in first place May be an asset for her but for the party he has been only a liability. Not the top brass,but his own greed pulled him and the party down,” he had tweeted.
An asset – r u joking ?
Thank God he wasn’t declared a
at CWC by the 'Pbi' lady who proposed him as CM in first place
May be an asset for her but for the party he has been only a liability. Not the top brass,but his own greed pulled him and the party down pic.twitter.com/Lnf6vJgRzF
— Sunil Jakhar (@sunilkjakhar) March 14, 2022
Additionally, Jakhar’s remark on the Dalit community had sparked a row against him as senior dalit leaders and former Cabinet Minister Raj Kumar Verka and Charanjit Singh Channi hit Jakhar back. Recently, Channi had even met Rahul Gandhi over the remarks made by Jakhar against him.
The three-time MLA and one-time MP Jakhar had also triggered a controversy claiming that he was not considered as chief ministerial face of the party, since he belonged to the Hindu community in the state where Sikhs are in the majority, as compared to being in the minority across the country.
Factionalism and internal rift continues in the party as former Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu met Jakhar at his place on April 15 while skipping the maiden function held in Amritsar by the newly-appointed state party chief, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring.