Taruni Gandhi, Punjab Political News : Two major developments emerged in Punjab Politics on Thursday. On one hand, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee ex-president Sunil Jakhar joined BJP after saying goodbye to Congress, on the other hand, another leader of Congress and Recent Ex president of PPCC Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to one year jail by the Supreme Court in a Road Rage Case that happened in 1988.
Sunil Jakhar has left Congress and started his next journey of politics with BJP. After saying goodbye to the Congress, he has now once again jumped into active politics. However, while in Congress, he had announced to leave active politics.
His joining the BJP may increase the troubles of the Congress as the Congress is divided into two factions in Punjab. New Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Chaudhary have demanded disciplinary action from the high command against former Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu.
MP Preneet Kaur has also been called non-Congress
Recently, another development has also come to the fore when Captain Amarinder Singh’s wife, Congress MP Preneet Kaur, was denied by Raja Warring as a Congressian. Therefore, there is also a strong possibility that any decision of the Congress high command can bring Preneet Kaur to the BJP’s doorstep.
The Daily Guardian spoke to the sources close to Jakhar and as per them, BJP may nominate him as a Rajya Sabha member as well. In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP is engaged in empowering itself in Punjab. Jakhar joining the BJP as the Hindu face could give him a big advantage. BJP can also entrust him with important responsibility in Punjab.
It is easy to break the disgruntled camp of Congress
Since Jakhar can play an important role in bringing disgruntled Congressmen to the BJP. After joining the BJP, he can also create new political equations in Punjab by aligning with former CM Captain Amarinder as he had good relations with the Captain during the Congress.
The Congress had last month removed him from all posts for alleged anti-party activities. Jakhar had expressed displeasure over the notice served by party leader Tariq Anwar, who said he was the person who once called Sonia Gandhi a foreigner. Jakhar was removed from the post of PPCC chief in July 2021 as he was considered close to Ex CM of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh.