Chandigarh: When Congress's Chintan Shivir was going on in Udaipur, Rajasthan on Saturday, right at the same time, former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar made a dramatic announcement of quitting the party. In such a situation, the party has now shifted its focus to neighboring Haryana, where rebellious voices have started rising after the new president. Sunil Jakhar, breaking his 50-year-old ties with the party, had said in his "last address", "Good luck and goodbye, Congress."
Like its Punjab counterpart, the Congress unit in Haryana is also facing factionalism and discord. Take for instance Haryana Congress veteran Kuldeep Bishnoi, who publicly expressed his displeasure on April 27, when the party high command appointed Uday Bhan, a close loyalist of former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC). was appointed as the Chairman of Seeking a leadership role, former MP Bishnoi had publicly stated that he was "angry" as he could not find a place among the higher officials of the HPCC. Since then he has been at loggerheads with the state party leadership.
The "troubled" Bishnoi is now keeping distance from party programs as well. When Uday Bhan and the four working presidents of HPCC took charge at the event held at the state party headquarters in Chandigarh on May 4, Bishnoi did not attend. Despite being a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Bishnoi did not attend the Chintan Shivir.