Sunil Jakhar, a senior Congress leader from Punjab, on Monday took a dig at the party for the appointment of Charanjit Singh Channi as the chief minister of the state. Channi was appointed Punjab CM months ahead of the all-important Punjab assembly polls following the removal of Captain Amarinder Singh from the CM post.
Taking to social media website Twitter, Jakhar said that Channi had been a liability for the party, adding that it was him and not the top brass that pulled the party down in the assembly elections held earlier last month. Jakhar also mentioned that it was a certain ‘Pbi’ lady at the Congress Working Committee meeting who proposed Channi as the chief minister in the first place. He took a sarcastic jibe at the Congress party for not declaring Channi as a ‘National Treasure’.
“An asset – r u joking ? Thank God he [Channi] 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 tweeted.
An asset – r u joking ?— Sunil Jakhar (@sunilkjakhar) March 14, 2022
Thank God he wasn’t declared a
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 pic.twitter.com/Lnf6vJgRzF
Jakhar also attached two images in his tweet—the first one about the Enforcement Directorate seizing Rs 10 crores from Channi’s nephew—and the second one about Congress leaders in Punjab blaming the top brass for pulling CM Channi down.
Congress suffers a humiliating defeat in Punjab assembly elections 2022
The Congress party suffered a humiliating defeat in the Punjab assembly polls. Out of the 117 seats, it managed to win a meagre 18 seats, with CM Channi losing from both the sides he contested. He lost to AAP’s Labh Singh Ugoke in Bhadaur, Chamkaur Sahib he was defeated by AAP candidate Charanjit Singh.
Another Congress stalwart, Navjot Singh Sidhu, also suffered an embarrassing defeat in the assembly elections. Aam Aadmi Party emerged victorious in the Punjab Assembly polls as it swept the state, racking up a staggering 92 seats out of a total of 117 assembly seats.