In a veiled message to recalcitrant party leaders to fall in line, the Congress on Friday suspended its Lok Sabha MP Preneet Kaur, the wife of Captain Amarinder Singh, asking her to explain within three days why she should not be expelled for her anti-party activities.
𝗣𝘂𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗯 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗳, 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿
Congress's disciplinary panel member secretary Tariq Anwar said the action follows complaints against her from Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Raja Warring and other state party leaders that she was helping the BJP in the northern state and working for her husband, who has since joined the BJP.
“The Congress president received a complaint from Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, the Punjab PCC president, alleging Preneet Kaur, MP (Lok Sabha) from Patiala, was indulging in anti-party activities to help the BJP. Some other senior Congress leaders of Punjab also shared the same view,” Anwar said.
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄-𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗞𝗮𝘂𝗿
He said the complaint was referred to the AICC's Disciplinary Action Committee for necessary action.
“The committee carefully considered it and decided to suspend Preneet Kaur, the Lok Sabha MP from Patiala, from the party with immediate effect. She has been show-caused to reply within three days why she should not be expelled from the party,” Anwar, also the AICC general secretary, said.
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