Priyanka Chaturvedi, Congress spokesperson on Friday joined the Shiv Sena. "I know I will be held accountable for my past statements, views and that how I came to this conclusion but I would like to say that this decision of joining Shiv Sena I have taken after a lot of thought," she said while joining the party. Earlier, she had tweeted her resignation letter expressing her anguish with the Congress party after it reinstated leaders who misbehaved with her. She was also the convenor of Congress party's media cell. “What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity, empowerment of women being promoted by the party...the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party,” she wrote. She also in a tweet said that she was deeply saddened that lumpen goons, who threatened her within the party.
Priyanka Chaturvedi's Twitter description now no more carries 'INC National Spokesperson' designation. There is no mention of the Congress party at all in her Twitter bio.
Priyanka Chaturvedi and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at Matoshree in Mumbai@priyankac19
(ANI)April 19, 2019
Several Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka Chaturvedi during a press conference in Mathura on the issue of Rafale deal. On Chaturvedi's complaint, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) suspended them for their unruly behaviour. However, after Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia’s intervention, their suspension was revoked.
“On Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia's intervention, action taken against you all is suspended. We expect you won't do any such act in future that tarnish the image of the party," a UPCC letter signed by UP Congress Executive Committee member Fazle Masood read.
Among the persons who had allegedly misbehaved with Chaturvedi were the general secretary of the UPCC, vice president of the Congress committee in Mathura and a former MLA candidate among others. She has been the face of the Congress party on national TV for a long time but failed to get a ticket in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Chaturvedi had also been seeking the Congress ticket from Mumbai (North West). She has been trending on social media for her "Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi" jibe at Union minister Smriti Irani, who is contesting from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh against Congress president Rahul Gandhi.