Congress national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who was miffed at the reinstatement of some party workers who had misbehaved with her, resigned from the party on Friday and joined Shiv Sena in the presence of Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray at Matoshree.
Soon after the news of Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quitting the Congress after the party reinstated workers who allegedly misbehaved with her caught the fire, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that Chaturvedi is going to join Shiv Sena on Friday, as per ANI.
After quitting from all party posts Priyanka forwarded her resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. She also removed National Spokesperson Congress from her Twitter bio. In a twitter post Priyanka expressed her unhappiness over Congress decision to support few party workers who were ousted for misbehaving with her. Few days back, Priyanka had organised a press conference at Mathura and some Congress workers had misbehaved with her.
I am absolutely overwhelmed and grateful with the love and support I have got across board from the nation in the past 3 days.
I consider myself blessed with this immense outpouring of support. Thank you to all who have been a part of this journey. pic.twitter.com/WhUYYlwHLj
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 19, 2019
Uttar Pradesh Congress committee had taken action against erring party workers. However, later the party reinstated the expelled party workers. As a result of this Priyanka expressed her displeasure on Twitter. She posted, “Deeply saddened that lumpsum goons get preference in @incindia over those who have given their sweat and blood. Having faced brickbats and abuse across board for the party but yet those threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate.”
She is a staunch critic of the BJP and voices her opinion against the policies of the government. Priyanka’s resignation can be termed as a major setback for Congress. Few days back she had taken a jibe at Union Minister Smriti Irani and posted “Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi.”