Jakhar’s statement comes at a time when a three-member Congress committee has submitted a report to party chief Sonia Gandhi suggesting changes to take all the camps along to end factionalism in the state unit.
When asked about speculations about change in the post, the Punjab Congress chief said, “If the Congress gets stronger by the removal of Sunil Jakhar, it should happen today.”
The committee has said that Amritsar MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu should also be given proper place in the state unit after the change. When asked about this, Jakhar said that he (Sidhu) should be given a respectable position. However, he told reporters that he did not want to speculate on the committee’s report. Jakhar said, “Let the report of the committee come, you should not speculate. I have not read the report.” Jakhar said he would not stand in any way to strengthen the party.
The Punjab Congress chief said, “I have been saying from day one that if someone else strengthens the Congress as state Congress committee chief, then it should happen.”