Intriguing case of a PCC secretary
Posted November 9, 2011on:
Madhya Pradesh PCC president Kantilal Bhuria has revoked Harish Arora’s suspension and reinstated him as the secretary of the State unit of the party. The whole thing appears intriguing because Arora has not apologised for his remarks against Digvijay Singh.
Arora, from Shahdol district, was appointed one of the secretaries when the PCC executive was announced some time back. He had landed himself in trouble with the party leadership by publicly observing that Digvijay Singh’s jibes against Anna Hazare would harm the Congress interests.
As he learnt that the party leadership was planning action against him, Arora submitted his resignation in which he reiterated his conviction that Digvijay Singh’s remarks against Anna Hazare were not in the interest of the Congress party. He was promptly removed from the party post and suspended from the party for his “anti-party activities”.
However, a few days later Bhuria called Arora to his residence, took a letter of “apology” from him, revoked his suspension from the party and reinstated him as the secretary.
There is a disciplinary committee of the PCC headed by veteran Congress leader and former minister Hajarilal Raghuvanshi. The matter of Arora and his apology, should under normal circumstance, have been referred to the disciplinary committee but it was not. Rather, the whole matter was handled in a hush-hush manner.
Knowledgeable sources say that Arora has “apologised” for his deemed anti-party activities without withdrawing his “offending” remarks against Digvijay Singh.