Cong has strayed from its values, says Jha

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NEW DELHI: A day after he was sacked as spokesperson of Congress,

Sanjay Jha

struck a defiant note on Thursday by saying that even

Jawaharlal Nehru


critical articles

about himself and wondered why had Congress lost its values. He addedthat he remained a loyal party worker.
Reacting to his removal, Jha tweeted, “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?”
Jha was removed as party spokesman in the wake of a column he wrote in the TOI in which he questioned the leadership in Congress. However, what appeared to have acted as the immediate trigger for his removal were his comments on Wednesday in which he questioned the party’s decision to ask hard questions to

PM Modi

and the government over aggression by China in Ladakh. He had also tweeted that Congress should stand with the Modi government and show unity.
Defending his actions, Jha said, “We must incorporate openness in our internal working. It will manifest Congress’s exceptional human potential. Right now, our talented people are invisible in an AICC structure that is like a complex labyrinth. There should be more decentralisation.


must have elected members.”

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