Sanjay Jha, removed as Congress spokesperson after a searing takedown of his own party in an article, doubled down on his criticism today in a tweet referring to Congress icon Jawaharlal Nehru. The Congress had "drifted far" from its democratic, tolerant and liberal values, he said.
"Pandit Nehru once wrote a self-critical piece anonymously in a newspaper warning against becoming autocratic. That is the true Congress; democratic, liberal, tolerant, inclusive. We have drifted far from those values. Why," Sanjay Jha tweeted, adding that he remained a "committed, fearless ideological soldier" of the party.
Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday removed Sanjay Jha as spokesperson and appointed Abhishek Dutt and Sadhna Bharti as national media panelists for the Congress.
"The Congress president has also approved that Sanjay Jha be dropped as AICC (All India Congress Committee) spokesperson with immediate effect," the party said in an official statement