New Delhi: Congress party, the so called crusader of tolerance has grown so intolerant that the journalist has been sacked for expressing his opinion about former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam has apologized for articles in party journal criticizing Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi even as the party sacked the content editor of Mumbai Congress Darshan, Sudhir Joshi.
Left red-faced by the articles in the party mouthpiece targeting Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi, a section of Mumbai unit of the Congress came down heavily on the journal’s editor Sanjay Nirupam and sought his apology and resignation over the issue.
An unsigned write-up in the Mumbai unit’s journal, coinciding with the party’s 131st foundation day, blamed Nehru for “the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet” even as another write-up made controversial remarks on party chief Sonia Gandhi, forcing Nirupam to order an inquiry even as he claimed he was unaware of the content.
Both these articles, which did not bear the name of the writer, have been published in this month’s issue of ‘Congress Darshan’ Hindi edition as a tribute to the country’s first home minister Sardar Vallabbhai Patel on his death anniversary on December 15.
A city Congress leader, on condition of anonymity, said that the current edition of the Mumbai unit’s journal was crucial as it was dedicated to party chief Sonia Gandhi, and Nirupam should apologize for the embarrassment caused to the party and resign from his post.