Chief Minister Amarinder Singh along with other party MLAs had passed a resolution in a subsequent meeting urging on the high command not to accept his resignation. Amarinder had gone to the extent of saying that Jakhar did not need to resign.
Sunil Jakhar, the sitting MP from Gurdaspur, is up against actor-politician Sunny Deol. Son of former Madhya Pradesh governor late Balram Jakhar, the Congress nominee has declared Rs 1.23 crore as deposits in different bank accounts.
The Congress changed the rally name for third time to ‘Mission 13’ from ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. Initially, it was decided to be named ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Hindustan’ as a “tribute to the CRPF men killed in Pulwama attacks”.
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.