Sanjay Jha was suspended from Congress party on Tuesday with immediate effect "for anti-party activities and breach of discipline," according to a press release by the Maharashtra unit of the party.
Jha was earlier removed from the party's spokesperson position after he wrote a newspaper article criticising the party leadership.
The Maharashtra unit of the Congress made the announcement on Twitter. The press release did not detail the charges against him.
Shri Sanjay Jha has been suspended from the Congress Party with immediate effect for anti-party activities and breach of discipline. pic.twitter.com/TaT0gWbCc7— Maharashtra Congress (@INCMaharashtra) July 14, 2020
Jha's suspension came on a day the party removed Sachin Pilot from the post of Rajasthan deputy chief minister and Congress state unit president after he rebelled against the Ashok Gehlot-led government along with some of his loyalist MLAs and cabinet ministers.
Jha has been quite vocal in media publications and on TV channels as well as his social media on the ongoing tussles between Pilot and Gehlot, while backing the former.
He has also been criticising the functioning of the party. In a recent interview to Outlook, Jha said the grand old party should find a new president through democratic elections, and preferably not from the Gandhi family.