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BREAKING: Senior Congress Leader Sunil Jhakhar quits party

  • What: Senior Congress leader and former chief of the Punjab unit of the party, Sunil Jhakar on Saturday quit the party.

  • Context: This move comes weeks after he was issued a show-cause notice by the high command of the party, for criticising the former CM Charanjit Singh Channi.

  • Comments: "Goodbye and good luck, Congress," Mr Jakhar said in a Facebook live video after scathing criticism of former party colleagues who led the action against him.

  • Why: The Congress' disciplinary panel had recommended that Mr Jakhar be suspended from the party for two years and removed from all posts.