The party put him under suspension on January 16, following which he had apologised. Sources said the party wanted to keep him under suspension for some more time to convey a message to others that indiscipline would not be tolerated.
The state unit had earlier issued a show cause notice to Zira after he had alleged inaction against contractors selling illicit liquor. Jakhar said Zira was not able to explain his conduct in his reply.
On Tuesday, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar held a meeting with party leaders to frame a strategy for the forthcoming general elections and asked his partymen to dedicate themselves to achieve the target which was fixed by the Congress during a rally at Killian Wali on October 7 last year.
Congress said it was a common saying that terrorism destroyed Punjab but during a decade of SAD-BJP rule, our youth fell prey to the vicious circle of drugs, besides the Badal family looting every business in the state.
The Congress also does not want to leave any stone unturned to link Akalis with Dera Sacha Sauda even after the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission linked pardon to Dera chief as the reason behind sacrilege incident in Bargari.
In the letter dated August 31, the MLA, Nathu Ram, said that he doesn’t want to indulge the media in it and want to resolve the matter at party level. However, the purported letter was doing the rounds in social media Saturday.