After the defeat in the elections, the fight between the Congress increased in Punjab, there was a demand to expel Channi from the party.
Told Charanjit Singh Channi a ‘burden’
Earlier, former state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar had called Charanjit Singh Channi a ‘burden’, whose "Greed brought the party down. Jakhar also targeted senior party leader Ambika Soni without naming her. Congress leader Jakhar was referring to reports that it was discussed during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi on Sunday to discuss the defeat of the Congress in the Punjab elections. How the leadership failed to support the outgoing Chief Minister Channi, who was ‘projected as a useful leader (asset) by the party’s central leadership.’