Ahead of a meeting of the Congressional disciplinary committee to decide on the action to be taken against him, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said those who still had a conscience would be punished.
The Congressional disciplinary committee on April 11 had given a show cause notice to Mr Jakhar over allegations of anti-party activity and asked for an answer within a week.
However, Mr Jakhar chose not to answer the panel.
“Aaj, sar kalam honge unke jinme abhi zameer baaki hai. (Today, those with consciences will be beheaded). (I apologize to Javed Akhtar Saheb), “Mr Jakhar said in a tweet.
A meeting of the Congressional disciplinary committee is expected to be held on Tuesday.
Mr Jakhar has criticized former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and cited it as a liability for the party after Congress lost to the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab.
Several party leaders including former minister Raj Kumar Verka have demanded action against him after accusing Mr Jakhar of using offensive language against Mr Channi and the caste community scheduled during a TV interview.
But Mr Jakhar has dismissed the allegations and has said that his statement was twisted and taken out of context. He has also expressed regret if anyone was hurt by the comments.
Mr Jakhar had earlier sparked an uproar when he claimed that 42 MLAs wanted him to be Chief Minister and only two supported Mr Channi after Amarinder Singh’s unintentional departure last year.
Mr Jakhar was among the front runners for the post of Chief Minister after Amarinder Singh was ousted last year.
Mr Jakhar’s chances of becoming Chief Minister were blocked after a statement by party leader Ambika Soni, who said the party should go with a Sikh face.
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