The market of discussions is hot regarding the next political move of former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar. There is speculation about which party Jakhar can start his next innings after saying goodbye to Congress. There are indications that he may join the BJP.
Before saying goodbye, he lashed out at the interim president of the party, Sonia Gandhi. He appealed to spare Punjab. He said goodbye to the party in a Facebook Live titled 'Mann Ki Baat'. He removed the Congress from his Twitter bio and replaced the party flag with the tricolor on his Twitter account. Jakhar said he was saddened by the disciplinary panel taking away all party posts following allegations of anti-party activities against him by some Punjab Congress leaders.
He also blamed Congress MP Ambika Soni's statement- "consequences of being a Hindu chief minister in Punjab" for the party's defeat in the state assembly polls earlier this year. With the announcement of leaving the Congress, Sunil Jakhar fiercely targeted the interim president of the party, Sonia Gandhi.
Sources say that the way Congress gave him a show cause notice at the behest of Ambika Soni and tried to defame him. Given that, Jakhar will certainly answer his opponents in the months to come. Before resigning from the Congress, Sunil Jakhar had announced his decision to withdraw from active politics, but the changed circumstances may bring him back to politics.
Sunil Jakhar and his family members were involved in Congress for 50 years. While announcing his decision to quit the Congress, he had said that the way the party treated him after so many years of service, he was heartbroken.
Sources reveal that Jakhar's displeasure is with Rahul Gandhi as he is never able to take a decision. Rahul did not appear to stand by Jakhar when a section of the Congress was trying to stop him from becoming the Chief Minister.