Priyanka Chaturvedi dropped Spokesperson Indian National Congress Party in her Twitter bio, and quit all INC whatsapp groups with a “Thank You”. Reports suggest that she quit the party on thursday night, a day after expressing her resentment in a tweet. She was upset with her party bosses for reinstating workers who were thrown out for misbehaving with her.
She tweeted to express her dissatisfaction on Wednesday saying, “Deeply saddened that lumpen 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 who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate.”
The incident dates back to September last year when a local Congress leader allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka Chaturvedi while she was attending a press conference on the Rafale deal in Mathura. The Congress had initially removed them but recently, because of the elections and the need for local support, they were taken back. One of the workers was reportedly even named as a candidate.
Priyanka Chaturvedi was one of the most vocal and known faces who addressed and put forth the Congress party’s views before the media at press meets. Her exit would put the Congress party on the back foot in TV debates and studios. However, her exit sends a very strong message to the top brass of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Jyotiraditya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
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. https://t.co/CrVo1NAvz2
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 17, 2019
Here is a reactions from from J&K chief minister:-
To have lost her to selfish personal interests would have been no loss but to lose her because she felt her party didn’t stand up for her is all the more unfortunate. All the best going ahead Priyanka @priyankac19
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 19, 2019
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