New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has resigned from the party. According to a news portal, she was upset over the party’s inaction against workers who had misbehaved with her.
Some reports also said that Chaturvedi was upset over being denied party ticket to contest Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai.
Tweeting her resignation letter, she wrote, “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.”
Earlier, she had changed her Twitter bio, removing ‘AICC Spokesperson’ from it.
Priyanka Chaturvedi’s Twitter handle.
Chaturvedi also left one of Congress party’s WhatsApp group.
Reacting to Chaturvedi’s decision, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said, “Theek hai, ye toh Priyanka ji aur Congress ke beech ki baat hai (It’s a matter between Priyanka and Congress).”
Just a day ago, Chaturvedi had lashed out at her party for reinstating ‘a lumpen goons’, who reportedly misbehaved with her within days of their ouster.
Expressing her displeasure towards the party’s decision, she tweeted, “Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference in @incindia over those who have given their sweat&blood. Having faced brickbats&abuse across the 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 Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) had suspended some of its workers for their unruly behaviour when Chaturvedi was in Mathura for a press conference on Rafale deal. However, that order was revoked, reportedly after the intervention by Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia.