The article was published in the Hindi edition as a tribute to mark Sardar Patel's death anniversary on December 15

Embarrassed Congress sacks mouthpieces editor for article criticising Sonia and Nehru AICC
news Politics Monday, December 28, 2015 - 19:39

A content editor working with the Congress mouthpiece 'Congress Darshan' was sacked by the party for penning an article which turned out to be a huge embarrassment for the party.

The article published in the Hindi edition as a tribute to mark Sardar Patel's death anniversary on December 15, criticised Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi.

According to PTI, Sudhir Joshi, the content editor was sacked as the High Command was left fuming at the article that blamed Jawaharlal Nehru for the affairs in Kashmir,China and Tibet.

The article states that Nehru should have listened to freedom fighter and former home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's views on international affairs.

"Despite Patel getting the post of deputy prime minister and home minister, the relations between the two leaders remained strained, and both had threatened to resign time and again," the article says. "If Nehru had embraced Patel's foresight, many problems in international affairs would not have arisen," reported DC.

The article cites a letter that Patel reportedly wrote in 1950 to caution Nehru against China's policy towards Tibet and where "Patel described China as unfaithful, and a future enemy of India", it adds.

"Had Patel been heard (by Nehru) then, the problems of Kashmir, China, Tibet and Nepal wouldn't have existed now. Patel opposed Nehru's move of taking the Kashmir issue to the UNO," stated the article, adding, "Nehru did not agree with Patel's views on Nepal".

Not this alone, another article on Sonia Gandhi's life, described her father as a member of the fascist forces in Italy. It went on to say that Sonia Gandhi had failed in an attempt to form government and had been elected party President within days of becoming primary member.


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