The disciplinary committee of AICC, led by A K Antony, has sent notices to Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar and Kerala leader KV Thomas and sought their replies within a week.
Thomas has been upset with the party since he was denied the Rajya Sabha seat and Sunil Jakhar was making critical remarks after he was overlooked for the Punjab chief minister’s post.
Punjab Congress leader and former state chief Sunil Jakhar had targeted former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi after the party’s humiliating defeat in the assembly elections. The Congress was decimated by the Aam Aadmi Party which won a sweeping majority in the state under Bhagwant Singh Mann.
Jakhar had called Channi a liability and had said that the former chief minister’s greed had pulled the party down in the state.
An asset – r u joking ?Thank God he wasn’t declared a ‘National Treasure’ at CWC by the ‘Pbi’ lady who proposed… https://t.co/gcL0FXqaqw
— Sunil Jakhar (@sunilkjakhar) 1647238074000
KV Thomas, on the other hand, had attended a seminar organised during CPM Party Congress on April 9 ignoring the party’s reservations about his participation.
The Congress leaders from Kerala have been seeking Thomas’s immediate removal following his participation in the seminar.
The CPM had as part of its 23rd party Congress invited Shashi Tharoor and K V Thomas to participate in the seminar. K. Sudhakaran immediately informed both the leaders not to participate and even the party president Sonia Gandhi intervened in the matter and told the leaders not to participate. While Shashi Tharoor backed out, K V Thomas decided to go ahead with the seminar.
(With inputs from agencies)