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Sunil Jakhar takes dig at Punjab government on Indira Gandhi's death anniversary & it has a 'Capt Saab' twist

An hour later, the Congress' Punjab handle posted a photo with the statement, "We pay respect to the Iron Lady of India and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ji on her death anniversary."

Sunil Jakhar takes dig at Punjab government on Indira Gandhi's death anniversary & it has a 'Capt Saab' twist gcw
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 31, 2021, 5:13 PM IST
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Sunil Jakhar, a Punjab Congress politician, chastised the Charanjit Singh Channi-led administration on Sunday for failing to issue any advertising commemorating late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's death anniversary. Tagging a government advertisement produced last year on the anniversary by the Amarinder Singh-led Congress administration, Jakhar wrote, "I can understand BJP wanting to wipe 'Iron Lady of India' from history, but don't we still have a Congress Government in Punjab. I'm sure Capt Saab (as Singh is called) won't object if I use this PB Govt ad from last year, as there were none today."

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An hour later, the Congress' Punjab handle posted a photo with the statement, "We pay respect to the Iron Lady of India and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ji on her death anniversary." Since early this morning, the party's central handle has been tweeting tributes to Mrs Gandhi.

 

In another post on the microblogging site, Jakhar allegedly linked the appointment of Jagdish Tytler as a permanent invitee to the Delhi Congress' new executive committee and asked whether the government's decision not to run an ad to honour Indira was related. Tytler was a crucial figure in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. Gandhi was killed by two of her security guards on October 31, 1984. Opposition parties in Punjab, notably the BJP and SAD, have criticised the Channi-led administration over Tytler's appointment.

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Earlier, Jakhar made a cryptic remark on Arvind Kejriwal's visit on Thursday, tweeting that the Delhi Chief Minister was in Punjab while the Punjab Chief Minister was in Delhi "again." "Must admit, at least one of them has his timing down," he remarked. The ongoing turbulence in Punjab comes at an unfavourable moment for the Congress, which is struggling to retain its form and prepare for a re-election campaign in the next elections.

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