Published On : Fri, Apr 19th, 2019

Cong’s Priyanka Chaturvedi quits party

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit the party last night, a day after publicly expressing her resentment in tweets.

She was upset with her party bosses for taking back workers who had been thrown out for misbehaving with her. “Lumpen goons” get preference in the Congress over those who had “given their sweat and blood”, she wrote in her tweet.

“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,” she tweeted on Wednesday.

In September, local Congress leaders had allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka Chaturvedi while she was attending a press conference on the Rafale deal at Mathura. The Congress had initially removed them but recently, because of the elections and the need for local support, they were reportedly taken back. One of the workers was reportedly even named as a candidate.

The spokesperson retweeted a journalist who commented on an Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee letter declaring that the workers were being taken back with senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia’s go-ahead. Jyotiraditya Scindia is the Congress general secretary in charge of UP, along with Priyanka Gandhi.

“It is expected that you don’t do anything to tarnish the party’s image,” said the letter signed by Fazle Masood of the disciplinary committee of the UP Congress.

Priyanka Chaturvedi expressed her dismay to senior leaders.

One of the Congress’s most vocal and known faces, Priyanka Chaturvedi, caused a sensation on social media recently with her parody of a popular TV serial starring actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani, a Union Minister who is the BJP’s candidate against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi.