Congress Disciplinary Committee To Meet Soon, Big Decision Expected On Sunil Jakhar & KV Thomas

Congress Disciplinary Committee To Meet Soon, Big Decision Expected On Sunil Jakhar & KV Thomas

The Kerala and Punjab units of the Congress had forwarded complaints against KV Thomas and Sunil Jakhar respectively. 

The AICC disciplinary committee put Sunil Jakhar on notice for his reported derogatory statement against party leaders, allegedly attributing motives to the leadership thinking on communal lines while deciding the Punjab CLP leader, the former PCC chief has still not replied. With this, the seven-day period for reply to the notice issued by member secretary Tariq Anwar, has ended.

Similarly, Kerala Congress chief K Sudhakaran urged Congress leadership to take disciplinary action against former Union Minister KV Thomas after he attended a seminar organised by the CPI(M) in Kannur, where he reportedly praised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, despite being warned against doing so by the party.

As per the news, the Congress disciplinary committee is expected to meet in the next 24 to 72 hours to decide the fate of senior party leaders KV Thomas and Sunil Jakhar. 

While there are rumours that KV Thomas may join the CMI(M) if the Congress party suspends him, for Sunil Jakhar, it’s been said that he himself won’t leave the party but if the party suspends him, he may look for the new options. 

With Sunila Jakhar as PPCC chief and Capt Amarinder as chief minister, the Congress party had performed well across Punjab in every election be it municipal or parliamentary. But after the change in CM and PPCC chief, the infighting in the Congress party increased, leading to its humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections.

Though Jakhar did not respond to calls, sources close to him confirmed he had not sent his reply so far as the action was more to do with “insulting” senior leaders like him. “Having a strong family legacy with the grand old party, Jakhar could have been called to Delhi by the top leadership to iron out the issue,” said a senior leader.

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