Chandigarh, Sep 14 : The Congress high command has rejected the resignation of Sunil Jakhar as president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has welcomed the decision, terming it in the interest of the party as Jakhar was a seasoned grassroots leader in Punjab, where he had done immense work on the ground and built a strong party cadre.
The Chief Minister’s reaction came after AICC incharge of Punjab Asha Kumari, in a communique, asked Jakhar to continue steering the party with his able guidance and astute leadership. Jakhar has been asked "carry on the good work as usual", as per the communique, which categorically rejects his resignation as the PPCC chief.
The Punjab Congress rank and file “has always drawn inspiration and confidence from your informed and compulsive style of leadership,” Asha Kumari said, adding that “Congress and its leaders would keep raising their voice against the tyrannical policies of the oppressive Modi regime."
Jakhar had tendered his resignation to the then Congress president Rahul Gandhi in May, taking moral responsibility for his defeat from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.