• Kurukshetra University, Haryana
• Master of Business Administration at Kurukshetra University, Haryana
Panjkosi, Te. Abohar,
District Fazilka-152128, Punjab
In 2012, SAD leader Shiv Lal Doda challenged the outcome of the 2012 Punjab Assembly elections by filing an election petition in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana against Sunil Jakhar. Doda alleged that the wrong publication of the ballot prompted his supporters, especially illiterate people, to vote in favor of Jakhar (who was at number 1), as they failed to find Doda’s name at the end of the ballot. . , The court dismissed the election petition and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Doda, holding that the petition was wholly frivolous and tortuous.
Linking Sukhbir Singh Badal with Bhim tank killer Shiv Lal Doda
In 2017, Sunil Jakhar alleged that an officer on special duty (OSD) of the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal And a DGP rank officer was in contact with liquor businessman Shivlal Doda during his imprisonment in Fazilka Jail, Doda. Doda was arrested in Abohar’s Bhim Tank massacre. Jakhar also gave seven mobile phone numbers to the Punjab CEO which, according to him, were being used by Doda in jail. During a press conference, Jakhar said that the then Punjab government was trying to suppress the Shiromani Akali Dal case and demanded a fair investigation. Reportedly, Jakhar also informed the Election Commission of India about the raids on the Fazilka Jail, following which 24 outsiders, including SAD leaders from Abohar, were found illegally meeting Doda inside the jail.
Dalits filed a complaint against Sunil Jakhar in April 2022 for his alleged remarks against the community, stating that his objectionable language had hurt the sentiments of Dalits. Earlier, Jakhar had indirectly targeted Charanjit Singh Channi, who was appointed as the first Dalit CM of Punjab during an interview. Jakhar questioned the Congress leaders for choosing Channi for the role. Later, through a tweet, Jakhar termed him as a liability to the Congress, who had toppled the Congress in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, which was won by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
As a result, militant members of Shri Guru Ravidas Federation Punjab and Satguru Ravidas Dharma Samaj Punjab burnt Jakhar’s effigy demanding registration of an FIR against him.
Later, Sunil Jakhar visited the Sant Ravidas birth place temple in Varanasi to pay tribute and apologise.
Disciplinary Action by Congress
AICC issues show cause notice to Jakhar for his anti-SC remarks and seeks reply within a week. There was speculation that Jakhar would be suspended for a period of two years and removed from all party posts. When the notice deadline approached, Jakhar refused to respond and said he was ready to face the consequences.
Note: Sylvia Jakhar hails from Switzerland.
Mother– name not known
note: Sunil Jakhar is the youngest of three siblings.
• Cash: Rs. 5,87,040
• Deposits in banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial
• Companies: Rs 8,60,38,105
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 20,09,133
• Personal Loans/Advances given: Rs. 3,71,345
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 1,0,079
• Jewellery: Rs 2,37,000
• Value of other assets, such as claims/interests: Rs 1,29,45,673
• Agricultural land: Rs 2,67,70,146
• Commercial building: Rs. 2,00,000
• Residential Building: Rs. 12,25,04,180
note: In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers in 2019, Jakhar declared that he and his wife have immovable assets worth Rs 2,88,41,688 and Rs 1,20,63,26,638 respectively. He also announced to deposit Rs 7.37 crore in Zürich, Switzerland, in the name of his wife Sylvia Jakhar.