Mouthpiece blooper: Content editor of Mumbai Congress journal Sudhir Joshi sacked

Sudhir Joshi, the content editor of 'Congress Darshan', has been sacked following the controversy over criticism of former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi in the mouthpiece.

Mid-day broke the story of the journal's goof-up on Monday. Read it here.

While the Congress rarely comments on the historic feud between the nation's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru and fellow freedom fighter and former home minister Sardar Patel, the Congress article goes a step further and says Nehru's stand was wrong. Pic/AFP
While the Congress rarely comments on the historic feud between the nation's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru and fellow freedom fighter and former home minister Sardar Patel, the Congress article goes a step further and says Nehru's stand was wrong. Pic/AFP

Sanjay Nirupam, the editor-in-chief of the journal, earlier today apologised and said that action would be taken against the people responsible in the editorial team.

“Some words that have been used in some articles of 'Congress Darshan' are certainly objectionable. I accept the mistake. Action will be taken against people in editorial team who are responsible for this mistake,” Nirpuam said. (Read full story)

In the Congress article, the paragraph next to Sardar Patel's picture says that if Nehru had embraced Patel's foresight, many problems in international affairs would not have arisen
In the Congress article, the paragraph next to Sardar Patel's picture says that if Nehru had embraced Patel's foresight, many problems in international affairs would not have arisen

In the December issue of 'Congress Darshan', questions have been raised on Nehru's decision for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet.

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

It also criticised Sonia Gandhi and said her father was a fascist soldier.

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