On a day when all the devoted Congress supporters were seen bursting crackers and distributing sweets after the UPA decided to award Bharat Ratna to Rahul Gandhi along with Sachin Tendulkar, we spotted one of the most loyal congress leaders, Sanjay Jha, in a lowly pub Theka Deshi Sharaab sitting in dim light with a glass half full in his hand .
When we asked why isn’t he celebrating with other Congress leaders & supporters instead of celebrating here alone, he replied in a stammering voice, “Do you think I’m celebrating here?”. We asked why not? He continued, “Yes I’m celebrating. Celebrating my resignation (while ordering another quarter of Madhuri). “
We wondered what is he was talking about. With tears in his eyes,” I have been the devil’s advocate for my party defending insane statements right from Digvijay Singh’s tunch maal to Rahul Ji’s India is bigger than US & UK combined . But what do I get in return- Babaji ka Thullu? I am being humiliated in every TV debate. People abuse me racially & facially. The other day that BJP chap Vijay Jolly painted my name plate to JHA2. Even my doodhwala now calls me JHA2.“
“I have been OK with all this until I was asked to defend their decision to award Bharat Ratna to Rahul Ji on TV. I accept he is youth icon and eats the food of the poor but why Bharat Ratna? What would be my argument with Arnab?If I continue this job, it won’t be long when people would start coming with their chappals and beat me up in the TV studio itself. So, I decided to hang up my boots before those boots are thrown on me.”
By now he stood up & started to walkout. We offered to drop him home but he said, “I’m going to Madamji to inform her about my decision.”