New Delhi | Jagran Politics Desk: Senior Congress leader and former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar on Saturday bid adieu to the Indian National Congress as he announced his exit from the party in a Facebook post. Jakhar's big announcement came as the Congress Chintan Shivir, the party's 3-day brainstorming session, enters its second day.  

"Good luck and goodbye Congress," Sunil Jakhar said in his ‘Dil Ki Baat’ Facebook live message. He also slammed several Congress leaders, including Harish Chaudhary, former state in-charge Harish Rawat, Ambika Soni, and Tariq Anwar for ruining the party's image and bringing it down to shackles.

"Tariq Anwar served me a show-cause notice. He's a person who had left Congress by making several allegations against the party and Sonia Gandhi," he said.

Jakhar also lashed out at Ambika Soni and asked how can she be a part of the committee against him when she is the one who made the allegations of indiscipline against him.

"Where was Ambika Soni in 1970, when Congress needed its members the most? She ran away from her responsibilities," he said. Soni had reportedly warned the former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi that Punjab would be on fire if Jakhar is made the Chief Minister of the state.

Taking potshots at the Congress, Jakhar questioned if the party chief Sonia Gandhi wasn't aware that he held no position in the party and yet he was issued a show-cause notice.

"I don't hold any post (in the party); I have an ideology. I want to ask Sonia Gandhi that being Congress president, doesn't she know that I hold no position in the party? Then why a show-cause notice is being given to me?" he asked.

On April 11, Congress leaders KV Thomas and Sunil Jakhar were issued show-cause notices for breaching party discipline and were asked to reply within a week. However, Jakhar did not respond to the notice.

On the notice, Jakhar had said that he is not a slave of Congress but a disciplined worker. Stating that he has a 50-year-old relationship with the Congress party, Jakhar said, "For years, I have acted as a disciplined worker of the Congress party."


(With Agency Inputs)

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan