Former Congress Leader Sunil Jhakar quit electoral politics

The Show Time | Punjab

7 Feb 2022

Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar quit active electoral politics on Sunday, February 6. He had quit from electoral politics on the same day when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi announced CM Charanjit Singh Channi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the state Assembly elections.

Jakhar said, “There is no dearth of people in our party who are capable of becoming CM. Sidhu sahib (Navjot Singh Sidhu) must have also felt the pain”.

He further commented that he was hurt that 'advisors sitting in Delhi said that a Sikh face would be suitable for the CM post'. "Punjab is secular," he said.

“If the BJP adopts the same thinking that a Hindu will become the Prime Minister of the country, then what will the Congress answer to this?” asked Jakhar.

Jakhar further added that the people of Punjab will decide if the Assembly elections 2022 is beneficial for CM Channi or not.

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