A day after going public with her resentment against the Congress high command, Priyanka Chaturvedi has quit the Congress and joined the Shiv Sena. The Congress had reinstated members who had harassed Chaturvedi during a visit to Mathura a few months ago.
“I am thankful to Uddhavji for giving me respect and welcoming me into the party,” Priyanka Chaturvedi said after joining Shiv Sena.
“It is not true that I quit the Congress after being denied Lok Sabha ticket,” Chaturvedi said in response to a query while addressing a press conference in Mumbai after joining Shiv Sena.
“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,” tweeted the former Congress’s communications department convener, Priyanka Chaturvedi as she uploaded the pictures of her resignation.
After Priyanka filed a complaint, the eight leaders were immediately suspended.
“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 yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate (sic),” Chaturvedi wrote.
The Mathura Congress leaders involved in the incident were: Ashok Chakleshwar, Umesh Pandit, Pratap Singh, Abdul Jabbar, Girdhari Lal Pathak, Bhuri Singh Jayas, Pravin Thakur and Yatindra Mukadam.