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Published On: Tue, Jul 14th, 2020

‘Who Next’ On Sachin Pilot’s Fallout With Congress After Scindia ? Asks Sanjay Jha

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jha-2NEW DELHI : Shortly after Sachin Pilot was sacked as Rajasthan’s Deputy Chief Minister by the Congress party, Congress’ ex-spokesperson Sanjay Jha put out a tweet asking people to wait and watch the space for the next person to have a fallout with the grand-old party. “First, Jyotiraditya Scindia. Now, Sachin Pilot. Who next? Watch this space!” tweeted Sanjay Jha.
During the political crisis in Rajasthan, the disgruntled Congress leader has been issuing statements supporting Pilot in the tussle between the old and young bridge of the Congress party.
Yesterday Sanjay Jha put out a tweet supporting Sachin Pilot saying that the work he had done to completely shift the mandate of the 2018 elections in Rajasthan was a clear indicator of why he should have been the CM.
Sharing the vast difference in the Assembly election results of 2013 and 2018, Sanjay Jha said, “One man slogged 5 years for it; Sachin. But who becomes CM?”
Jha, a familiar face of the Congress on television debates, was sacked as the party spokesperson’s post after a newspaper article that was severely critical of the party leadership.

His tweets came around the same time that the Congress, after several phone calls from the party leadership to Pilot, decided to follow up with a public appeal. Congress spokesperson Randeep Sdustaurjewala told reporters that the party’s doors were open for him.
“Look at the facts,” Jha said, underlining that the Congress had reached its lowest tally of 21 seats in the 2013 elections when Ashok Gehlot was the chief minister. Sachin Pilot was appointed the Rajasthan Congress president thenext year.

According to reports, Sanjay Jha’s recent remarks against the party leadership didn’t go down well with Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka. Hours before he was dropped from Part Spokesperson Sanjay had tweeted on the Ladakh face-off.
“This is a time for great mature political consensus within India in responding to China’s dangerous aggression. I don’t care if Mr Modi made several outrageous rhetorical comments against our Congress/UPA government in the past. We must rise. Let’s be different. Let’s be one,” he tweeted.

His tweet is also believed to have irked the Congress leadership that took a different stand on the matter and has been attacking PM Narendra Modi over the incident that left 20 Indian soldiers dead in a violent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan valley in Ladakh.
Earlier, Jha had openly expressed displeasure over the functioning of the Congress leadership and went on to say that his party lacks internal democracy and that decision-making powers are limited to Delhi.
He had also alleged that the party high command did not consult its spokesperson before banning them from participating in TV debates last year.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Malviya has reacted to the development saying, “Sanjay Jha and Rajeev Gowda kind of started together with ‘humaracongress’ portal.

Gowda, son of a former Congressman, got a RS term before being overlooked but Sanjay Jha, besides standing in for the Congress at the worst of its times, gets the boot for just writing an article!”

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