Hours after leaving Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena
Mumbai: Hours after leaving Congress party, Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday joined Shiv Sena, which rules Maharashtra in an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Chaturvedi left Congress as the party has reportedly reinstated people who had abused the Congress leader.
Interacting with media, Chaturvedi said: “Congress didn’t listen to my complaints.”
In her resignation letter written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Chaturvedi said in one part, “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. I also feel the more time that I spend in the organisation will be at the cost of my own self respect and dignity.”
On Wednesday, the 40-year old politician dropped a bombshell in the election season by tweeting, “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.”
Some Congress leaders in Uttar Pradesh had allegedly misbehaved with Chaturvedi while she was attending a press conference at Mathura.
But media reports said they were reinstated in the party for earning popular support after some initial action like suspension.