Congress suspends its Lok Sabha MP from the party for 'helping BJP'!

The Congress party's disciplinary committee has on Friday suspended the party's Lok Sabha MP Preneet Kaur for helping the BJP in her state of Punjab. Kaur is the wife of Captain Amarinder Singh, who was the Congress Chief Minister of Punjab and joined BJP last year. 

Terming her action as anti-party activities, the party's disciplinary committee has suspended Kaur and asked her to explain within three days why she should not be expelled from the party. Congress disciplinary panel member secretary Tariq Anwar said that the action against Preneet Kaur has come following complaints against her from Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Raja Warring and other state leaders. 

The state Congress leaders have accused Kaur of helping BJP in Punjab. In a statement, Anwar said, "The Congress president has received a complaint from Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, president of PCC Punjab, alleging that Preneet Kaur, MP (Lok Sabha) from Patiala is indulging in anti-party activities to help BJP. Some other senior Congress leaders of Punjab also share this view." 

By citing that the complaint was referred to the Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC), Anwar further said, "The DAC carefully considered it and decided that Preneet Kaur, MP Lok Sabha from Patiala should be suspended from the party with immediate effect and she has been called upon to show cause within three days as to why she should not be expelled from the party." 

Preneet Kaur is a former Union Minister and she had already been issued with such notice in the past. In November 2021, the party had issued a notice to Kaur in which it had sought an explanation for her alleged anti-party activities and her announcements about siding with her husband Amarinder Singh, who joined BJP after being expelled from the Congress party.