Taking a serious note of the "irresponsible and highly undesirable utterances" of the former MP and senior leader from Punjab, state Congress President Pratap Singh Bajwa today issued show cause notice to him seeking explanation for his conduct by August 5.
Bajwa said the notice had been issued following the directive from the AICC General Secretary and in charge of Punjab affairs, Shakeel Ahmed.
The PPCC chief asserted he had gone through his statement appearing in the media criticising the party leadership which had been taken seriously "as such irresponsible behaviour is not expected from a leader like him who had the privilege of enjoying the confidence of the party President for years."
"In case he had some issues, the same could have been raised at the proper party forum instead of airing the views through the media," Bajwa said here.
Brar said "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break
Brar on Friday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle.
Bajwa pointed out that Brar's statement was irresponsible and highly undesirable at a time when the party was seriously discussing the causes and remedies of the setback suffered in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
"Moreover, in Punjab the party is facing two crucial bye- elections (Talwandi Sabo and Patiala). Such statements coming from senior leaders like him have the potential of damaging the prospects of the Congress candidates," he added.
Meanwhile, Congress's Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has also criticised Jagmeet Brar over his remarks. "He has no right to advise the Congress president it is Congress president to decide what to do," Amarinder Singh told reporters in Patiala.
Brar, a former MP from Punjab, had also said that all general secretaries of the AICC should have resigned by now after the worst drubbing of Congress and the party mantle be handed over to a new set of leaders.