Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit the party, a day after publicly expressing her upset in tweets about the party reinstating 'lumpen goons.' She was upset with the Congress for taking back workers who had been thrown out for misbehaving with her during an election campaign event in Uttar Pradesh. She removed party mention from Twitter bio. Shortly after quitting Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray.
Her tweet said, "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."
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
Reports suggests the workers who allegedly harassed Priyanka Chaturvedi were being taken back with senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia's go-ahead. Scindia is 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 as attached in the tweet done by Priyanka.