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Congress removes Sunil Jakhar, KV Thomas from all posts, suspends 5 Meghalaya MLAs. Here's why

Jakhar had criticised former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi and termed him a liability for the party after the Congress lost to the Aam Aadmi Party in the recently-held assembly polls. Former Union Minister KV Thomas' presence at a seminar organised by the CPI(M) on April 9 had annoyed many leaders in Kerala.

April 27, 2022 / 06:40 AM IST
File image of Sunil Jakhar (PTI photo)

File image of Sunil Jakhar (PTI photo)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the removal of former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and former Union food minister KV Thomas from all party posts over “anti-party activities”, reports said.

The action came after the five-member Congress disciplinary committee, chaired by party veteran AK Antony, met to discuss complaints against the two leaders.

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The panel also discussed the complaints about five party MLAs in Meghalaya who had extended support to the National People’s Party-led government in the state in which the BJP is an ally. The lawmakers have been suspended, according to sources.