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Sandeep Jakhar slams Warring for ‘publicly berating’ top executive

Congressman Sandeep Jakhar on Sunday slammed the party’s State Unit Chairman Amarinder Singh Raja Warring for “publicly rebuking” top leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

Jakhar, a first MLA from Abohar, accused the Punjab Congress speaker of showing his arrogance by treating a top leader in this manner. “The sheer arrogance of the Punjab congress president, when you publicly berate a top leader like Khaira sab and then expect respect from the executives…Respect is earned (sic),” he said. he posted on Twitter a day after Warring and Khaira raised questions about each other’s actions.

Amid state congressional protests over the arrest of former Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Bharat Bhushan Ashu by the Vigilance Bureau in an alleged scam in transporting food grains, Bholath MLA and President of the All-India Kisan Congress, had advised Warring on Saturday not to “waste” energy on defending individuals as the state currently faces burning issues like beadbi (sacrilege), farmer suicides and lumpy skin diseases. “I ask @RajaBrar_INC not to waste the energy of party cadres defending individuals as there are tons of hot issues facing Pb like Beadbi, farmer suicides, waterlogging, Lsd, etc. I faced ED & bcoz I was honest, Bholath voted me for Vidhan Sabha. If our leaders are honest why worry? (sic),” he tweeted without naming any names. leader in particular.

Although Khaira also later clarified that his statement should not be misinterpreted, the remark was not well received by Warring who replied that no one should give unsolicited advice as it diminishes their respect. Nor has there been any love lost between Warring and Sandeep Jakhar since the time the latter’s uncle and former PPCC leader Sunil Jakhar left the party to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ), and they frequently attack each other. Warring had on August 14 challenged Congressman Abohar to resign from Congress and seek re-election.

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