Former Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha, suspended in July for ‘anti-party activities’, has been a familiar face on TV news debates in recent years for being extremely vocal against the party’s internalized agendas.
“Sacked & Suspended by Congress for wanting internal democracy,” Jha writes in his twitter bio.
On Monday, Sanjay Jha revealed through his twitter account that about 100 Congress leaders had written to party chief Sonia Gandhi, seeking a change in the leadership and internal polls.
“It is estimated that around 100 Congress leaders (including MP’s), distressed at the state of affairs within the party, have written a letter to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Congress President, asking for a change in political leadership and transparent elections in CWC,” Jha tweeted.
Even after being suspended, Jha continues to be outspoken when it comes to his demands regarding immediate reform in the party. Jha has declared his loyalty to the “Congress ideology” and “not to any individual or family”.
In June, Jha had alleged the Congress had become “fossilized, status quo and reluctant to change”. Sanjay Jha had been vocal in his support for Sachin Pilot during the recent political crisis in Rajasthan, demanding the young leader to be made a chief minister in place of Ashok Gehlot.
Upon being asked why he wrote the tweet about all the letters, Sanjay Jha replied that it is because this is one of his responsibilities.
Other Congress leaders have also called for internal polls to address the perceived drift in the party. Shashi Tharoor has repeatedly claimed Rahul Gandhi had the ability to lead the party, but a new leader should be elected, in case he was not willing to play the part.