Sanjay Nirupam apologises for criticism of Nehru, Sonia in 'Congress Darshan'

Congress Mumbai chief Sanjay Nirupam on Monday apologised for criticism of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi in party mouthpiece 'Congress Darshan', and said that action would be taken against the people responsible in the editorial team.

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Jawaharlal Nehru botched Kashmir issue - Congress mouthpiece blooper

Mumbai Congress chief and editor of its mouthpiece, Sanjay Nirupam said he is not involved in the day-to-day functioning of the magazine and was unaware of the article
Mumbai Congress chief and editor of its mouthpiece, Sanjay Nirupam. File pic

"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," Nirupam said.

In the December issue of 'Congress Darshan', questions are raised on the decision of party icon and India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet.

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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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