Mumbai: Indian National Congress leader Sanjay Jha was on Tuesday suspended from the party with immediate effect "for anti-party activities and breach of discipline."
The move to suspend Mr Jha comes hours after he had backed the sacked Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot. "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", Mr Jha wrote on twitter.
"Shri Sanjay Jha has been suspended from the Congress Party with immediate effect "for anti-party activities and breach of discipline", a party release signed by MPCC chief Balasaheb Thorat said.
In June, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had removed Jha as a party spokesperson, days after he wrote a newspaper article which was deemed as critical of the party.
Just minutes before his suspension, Jha had appeared on a TV news channel where he once again criticized party's action against Mr Pilot.(UNI)