Congress National Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi resigned from the party on Friday and joined Shiv Sena, in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray. Priyanka was upset at Congress party workers who she said misbehaved with her during press conference in Mathura, a few days ago.
On her complaint, Congress party had first removed the accused from the party, but later instated. This made Priyanka furious and she expressed this by tweeting out-
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. https://t.co/CrVo1NAvz2
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 17, 2019
As she writes, “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.”
Even her resignation starts with the fact that she joined Congress because of their ideology and vision of inclusive, liberal and progressive politics. She has also mentioned the personal threats, slander and abuse that she faced in the course of serving the party, and even her family and kids had to go through the same. She has also mentioned how she didn’t ask for any rewards because she expected the party to take care of her aspirations.
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. pic.twitter.com/WhUYYlwHLj
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 19, 2019
In her resignation letter, she has also mentioned how if she stays in the party even after what has happened, it would be an attack on her own respect and dignity. Moreover, she has also mentioned how safety, dignity and empowerment of women is being promoted by the party. But in her case, where she was mistreated by some of the party members itself, the action taken by the Indian National Congress, didn’t live up to her expectations.
She also made it clear that she isn’t leaving because of the Lok Sabha ‘ticket’ issues. “I was seeking a ticket, I was hopeful. But I was absolutely sure that if that ticket did not come my way, that would not lead to bitterness. That’s not the reason I left,” she said answering a question according to Livemint. Priyanka had joined Congress 10 years back through Youth Congress in Mumbai.
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Anushika Srivastava is an intern with SheThePeople.TV