Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress and joins Shiv Sena

Last Updated: Friday, 19 April 2019 (15:49 IST)
New Delhi: A couple of days after she hit out at  the for reinstating UP party workers who allegedly misbehaved with her,  party leader quit the Congress on Friday.In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi,  Ms Chaturvedi tendered her resignation from all posts and the primary membership of the Congress.Hours after she resigned from Congress party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday formally joined the in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray and youth wing president Aditya Thackeray here.
 
Welcoming her decision to join the Shiv Sena, Mr Thackeray said, "We welcome her in our party. The party will gain strength with her experience."Sources in the Congress said, "Rahul Gandhi has not accepted her resignation so far."


''In the last few weeks, certain things have convinced me that my services are no longer valued in the organisation and that I have reached the end of the road. At the same time,  I feel that more time that I spend in the organisation will be at the cost of my own self respect and dignity.
 
''What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity,  empowerment of women being promoted by the party and has been your call to action, the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members if the party. I would request you to accept my resignation and relieve me of all my roles and responsibilities from the party on immediate basis and oblige,''  she said in her letter to the Congress president on Thursday .
 
Earlier, Mr Chaturvedi removed the words 'National Spokesperson, AICC' from her Twitter bio.(UNI)