Congress suspends Patiala MP and Captain Amarinder Singh's wife Preneet Kaur
Congress on Friday suspended Lok Sabha MP Preneet Kaur, wife of former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, from the party with immediate effect for indulging in anti-party activities to help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The step was taken by the Disciplinary Action Committee of the AICC after it received a complaint from the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPC), Amrinder Singh Raja Warring.
The DAC has issued a show-cause notice to her and asked her to explain within 3 days why she should not be expelled from the party.
The party in a press release stated, Hon’ble Congress President has received a complaint from Shri Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, President, PCC Punjab alleging that Smt. Preneet Kaur, MP (Lok Sabha) from Patiala is indulging in anti-party activities to help BJP.
It further said, Some other senior Congress leaders of Punjab also share this view. The complaint was referred to the Disciplinary Action Committee of the AICC for necessary action. The DAC carefully considered it and decided that Smt. Preneet Kaur, MP (Lok Sabha) from Patiala, should be suspended from the Party with immediate effect, the press release added.
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While speaking to the news agency ANI, the Congress leader Tariq Anwar said the party was getting regular complaints about Preneet Kaur indulging in anti-party activities and the party’s state unit was demanding disciplinary action against her. The party’s Disciplinary Committee decided to suspend her. Show-cause notice served to her, he added.
Preneet Kaur served as a Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014. She is married to Captain Amarinder Singh who is currently in the BJP after he resigned from the Congress party in 2021.
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