New Delhi: The congressional disciplinary meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, sources said.
According to a report by ANI news agency, the meeting will discuss the actions of party leaders KV Thomas of Kerala, Sunil Kumar Jakhar of Punjab and some other party leaders of Mizoram. Action will also be taken against all those leaders who violated the rules of the big old party.
Although the location of the meeting has yet to be decided, it will be held at noon on Monday, sources said.
It should be noted that in defiance of the party’s decision, KV Thomas participated in a seminar organized by the CPI(M) in Kannur. Afterwards, the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) wrote to party leader Sonia Gandhi on Saturday, recommending “strict and deserving disciplinary action” against the top Congress leader, alleging that his decision to attend a seminar organized by the CPI(M) was a “pre-planned” decision.
Shashi Tharoor, a Congressman from Thiruvananthapuram, obeyed the order of his party leadership and declined the invitation to the seminar. Party leader PJ Kurien said Thomas had “disobeyed” Congressional directives.
Meanwhile, Sunil Jakhar has reportedly made “reprehensible” remarks targeting former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi for being an SC leader.
It should be noted that the Congress has reconstituted this committee in view of the cases of “indiscipline” which have arisen in the party.
The big old party has also named top leader and former defense minister AK Antony as chairman of the panel.