Sanjay Jha
Sanjay Jha

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee suspended former Congress National Spokesperson Sanjay Jha from the party with immediate effect for anti-party activities and breach of discipline.

Balasaheb Thorat, state President of MPCC, issued an order for the same.

Amid the political crisis in Rajasthan, Jha, earlier in the day had tweeted, "For five years Sachin Pilot gave his blood , tears, toil and sweat for the Congress party between 2013-18. The Congress came back from a wretched 21 seats to 100. We just gave him a performance bonus. We are so meritocratic. We are so transparent."

Jha's suspension comes hours after Sachin Pilot was sacked from his post as PCC chief and Deputy CM of Rajasthan.

Earlier, last month, Congress announced that it would be dropping Sanjay Jha as 'AICC spokesperson'.

After being removed as spokesperson, Jha had resigned as president of the Maharashtra unit of the All India Professionals Congress (AIPC).

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