As the political fortunes of the Congress party keep dwindling, the phenomenon of party leaders quitting the party continues. Any senior leader leaving the party should be a concern for party leaders, but for Sanjay Jha, national spokesperson of the party, the gender of the politician leaving the party seems to matter while reacting to such news.
A few days ago, Former Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar left the party to join Aam Aadmi Party, while Tripura Congress chief Pradyot Deb Barman resigned from all party posts today. Reacting to these developments, Sanjay Jha today tweeted that he is deeply saddened due to this.
The only way out : go back to the Gandhian-Nehru politics and pledge to fight for a secular, inclusive, liberal democracy and transparent governance.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) September 24, 2019
Sanjay Jha said that when talented people like Pradyot Deb Barman and Ajoy Kumar leave the party, all he can say that is deeply saddened.
But when Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi had left the party and joined Shiv Sena, Jha had different take in the issue. He had said that it was “political opportunism” and he had criticised her for not having any clear political ideology. Sanjay Jha had alleged that Priyanka Chaturvedi was joining a party which is absolutely misogynistic, fundamentalist and is against the basic principles of democracy.
Earlier after former Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi had left the party and joined BJP, Sanjay Jha had said that she has neither a conscience not a soul. Joshi had been a veteran Congress leader, but Sanjay Jha didn’t think it was a loss for the Congress party after she had left the party.
Shall I remind you what you called your great #Modi with reference to Gujarat riots, Rita Ji? Yaad hai?
Have some shame! You have neither a conscience nor a soul.
Go, save your party’s security deposit. https://t.co/p7QSmeTgzd
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) April 21, 2019
This makes one wonder, is Sanjay Jha’s views on Congress leaders leaving the party change depending on the gender of the politician?