Sanjay Jha dropped as Cong spokesman after critical article
Updated Jun 17, 2020
In a major reshuffle of the party spokespersons, Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed Abhishek Dutt and Sadhna Bharti as the new party spokespersons while dropping Jha.
A statement from the Congress communication department read, "Congress President has approved the appointment of Dutt and Bharti as national media panelist of Congress. Congress President has also approved that Jha be dropped as Congress spokesperson with immediate effect," it said.
The action comes almost 10 days after Jha said the claim that the Congress has an internal robust mechanism was "not correct" and "it doesn't listen to its members". Jha pushed his view through a newspaper article, but was promptly contradicted by the party.
In the article, the Congress leader also said the party could not present an alternative narrative of governance to the people when the government has failed. Jha said that the party was reacting to the issues, but not in a comprehensive manner. The views of Jha were contradicted by several senior Congress leaders like Ajay Maken.