Mumbai, April 19: Priyanka Chaturvedi, who quit Congress earlier on Friday, joined Shiv Sena in presence of several dignitaries at Matoshree in Mumbai. Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray welcomed Chaturvedi to the party. After joining the party, Chaturvedi said she has taken the decision of joining Shiv Sena after a lot of thought. "I know I will be held accountable for my past statements and my views and that how I came to this conclusion but I would like to say that this decision of joining Shiv Sena I have taken after a lot of thought", Chaturvedi was quoted by ANI.
Chaturvedi, the Congress national spokesperson and convenor of party’s media cell, resigned over inaction against party workers who harassed her. She expressed her displeasure with the Congress for taking back workers who had been thrown out for misbehaving with her. According to a tweet by ANI, Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut confirmed the development and said Chaturvedi will join Shiv Sena on Friday. Priyanka Chaturvedi Resigns From Congress Over Inaction Against Party Workers.
After quitting all the posts in the party, Chaturvedi sent her resignation to the party’s top brass. The leader also removed ‘National Spokesperson-Congress’ from her Twitter bio, leading to speculations that all is not well between her and and the party. Priyanka Chaturvedi Removes 'INC Spokesperson' Designation From Twitter Bio.
Here's the tweet:
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
The decision to quit the party comes two days after Chaturvedi expressed unhappiness over Congress’ decision to take back some of its old timers who were expelled for misbehaving with her. According to reports, some local party leaders had allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka while she was attending a press conference in Mathura. As per reports, Congress had initially thrown them out but taking elections into consideration, they were reportedly taken back.