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19/04/2019 1:13 PM IST

Priyanka Chaturvedi Says Congress Doesn't Practice What It Preaches About Women's Safety, Dignity

Priyanka Chaturvedi had lashed out at the Congress on Twitter for reinstating 'lumpen goons' who threatened her. Reports say she is likely to join Shiv Sena.

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Priyanka Chaturvedi, who quit as the Congress spokesperson on Friday, said took to Twitter to confirm the news saying she was writing her resignation “with a heavy heart” and that she quit because the party’s call to action was not reflected by some of the members of the party. 

“In the last few weeks certain things have convinced me that my services are not valued in the organisation and that I have reached the end of the road. At the same time I also feel that the more time spend in the organisation will be at the cost of my own self-respect and dignity,” Chaturvedi wrote in the letter addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. 

NDTV reported that she is likely to join the Shiv Sena. 

Chaturvedi pointed out that misbehaviour by party members against her was ignore by the party in the name of needing “all hands” during elections. “What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity and empowerment of women being promoted by the party and has been our call to action the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party,” she said. 

She said the ‘indignity’ meted out to her was the final factor in her deciding to quit. 

Chaturvedi had taken to Twitter on Thursday expressing her sadness over Congress having reinstated the members who she had accused. “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,” she had said on Twitter. 

ThePrint had reported sources as saying on Wednesday 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.