Punjab Congress implodes after humiliating defeat, Sunil Jakhar takes dig at ‘asset’ reference for Charanjit Singh Channi


The Congress in Punjab appears to have imploded after the party’s humiliating defeat in the just-concluded assembly polls. Congress leader Sunil Jakhar has taken to social media to publicly slam his own party for terming Charanjit Singh Channi as an asset.

Jakhar tweeted, “An asset – r u joking ? Thank God he wasn’t declared a ‘National Treasure’ at CWC by the ‘Pbi’ lady who proposed him as CM in first place May be an asset for her but for the party he has been only a liability. Not the top brass,but his own greed pulled him and the party down.”

Jakhar also shared a clipping of a newspaper report whose headline read, “ED seizes Rs 10 crore from Channi’s nephew; CM cries foul.”

Rahul Gandhi had named Channi as the party’s chief ministerial face ahead of the elections. Channi lost from both seats namely Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur.

Explaining his tweet, Jakhar told ANI, “Congress workers want someone whom they can believe in. A Punjabi leader sitting in CWC is trying to project him as a national treasure. He may be a treasure for her but not for Congress. The next 5 years will be challenging for Punjab & party.”

The Aam Aadmi Party won a historic landslide by dislodging the Congress out of power. This is the first time that Arvind Kejriwal’s party will be forming a government outside Delhi. Meanwhile, the Congress leadership has been meeting in Delhi to discuss the fallout of the defeat in the fice states.