19/04/2019 12:05 PM IST | Updated 19/04/2019 2:30 PM IST

Priyanka Chaturvedi Quits Congress And Joins Shiv Sena

Priyanka Chaturvedi, a former spokesperson of the Congress party, joined Shiv Sena in the presence of Uddhav Thackeray on Friday.

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Priyanka Chaturvedi, national spokesperson and convenor of the Congress quit the party and joined the Shiv Sena on Friday.

Chaturvedi submitted her resignation letter to party president Rahul Gandhi in which said she was sad the Congress’ call for “safety, dignity, empowerment of women” was “not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party”.

Chaturvedi has asked to be relieved of all her roles and responsibilities in the party immediately. 

Hours later she joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.

Her resignation comes a day after she took to Twitter to express her disappointment over Congress reportedly reinstating members of the party who had misbehaved with her.

Chaturvedi had said on Twitter, “Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get prefence in @incindia over those who have given their sweat&blood. Having faced brickbats&abuse across board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate.”

Chaturvedi also dropped her ‘AICC Spokesperson’ role from her Twitter bio.


ThePrint had reported sources as saying on Thursday that the incident took place in September when Chaturvedi went to Mathura and was threatened by men close to Congress’s Mathura candidate Mahesh Pathak

PTI reported unnamed Congress leaders as saying the action of rescinding the suspension was taken on the recommendations of Congress general secretary for West Uttar Pradesh Jyotiraditya Scindia.