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Outgoing PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar emotive, talks of unfinished agenda | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: Outgoing PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar gave an emotive speech at Navjot Singh Sidhu’s installation ceremony, which he termed his ‘swan song’, making veiled references to some in the party.
“It has become a culture in the Congress that people start sulking during the day, come back at night and again start sulking the next day. The party tries everything to accommodate them. Eh Congress de foofad ne (Are they uncles of the party)? You forget Sunil Jakhar today, who would have handed you the keys of Punjab Bhawan? I am a staunch Congressman,” said Jakhar.
He added, “The character of many people came to light over the last few days. Some were in touch with Amit Shah, others with Arvind Kejriwal. They planned to cross over but it doesn’t work like this.”
“The Congress regime was hit by red tape. The chief minister took well-meaning decisions, but it got lost in the bureaucracy.. The party workers’ morale needs to be boosted, they should feel it’s their government, not of the babus. I could not fulfil the hopes of the cadres and I’m leaving an unfinished agenda for Sidhu Saab,” he said, adding that everything shouldn’t be left to bureaucrats.
He also underlined the need to punish those behind the Bargari sacrilege and Kotkapura firings. “Those behind it need to be punished… Rawat ji you should take a message for the high command. The national level revival of Congress will be from Punjab, and the road to regain power in Punjab passes through Bargari and Kotkapura,” he said.
Jakhar also praised the CM’s handling of the farmers’ stir and said that if the situation was not handled properly then the Punjab government would have suffered the wrath of the protesters. “The whole of Punjab came out in protest of the farm laws. At that time if there had been any other CM other than Captain Amarinder Singh, then, the protests being held against BJP today would have been against the Congress,” he said.
“The rival parties and many traitors in the party were expected to see fireworks today. They wanted to see how Jakhar and Captain Saab react,” he said, adding that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given a big responsibility to Sidhu ahead of the assembly elections.





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