New Delhi: Veteran leader Sanjay Jha has been suspended from the Congress, a notice issued by Maharashtra Congress and signed by Balasaheb Thorat, chief of the party's state unit said.

“Shri. Sanjay Jha has been suspended from the congress Party with immediate effect for anti-party activities and breach of discipline,” said a statement issued by Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.

His suspension comes hours after he tweeted praise for Sachin Pilot. He tweeted, “First, Jyotiraditya Scindia. Now, Sachin Pilot. Who next? Watch this space!."

Earlier, Jha had suggested that Pilot be made the chief minister of Rajasthan and Ashok Gehlot be given a senior organisational role to revive weak states.

Back in June, Jha was removed as a Congress spokesperson, days after he wrote a newspaper article, which was critical of the party.

The Congress on July 14 sacked Sachin Pilot as the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan.  Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala stated that Pilot was removed as the chief of the Pradesh Congress Committee as part of the disciplinary action against him.

The move comes after the Congress scion refused to participate in the Congress Legislature Party meeting twice.