Mumbai : Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit from the party on Thursday night a day after going public with her resentment against the high command for reinstating members who had harassed her during a visit to Mathura a few months ago.
Earlier speaking with media personals Chaturvedi hinted on breaking all ties with the party. On Friday morning, an upset Chaturvedi removed ‘AICC Spokesperson’ from her Twitter profile. She has also resigned from the primary membership of the party.
Chaturvedi lambasted the Congress and said that “lumpen goons” get preference over those who had “given their sweat and blood” to the party. She has alleged that the party men had misbehaved with her and also issued rape threats to her.
“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 pary yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles in unfortunate (sic),” she wrote.
The Congress had earlier removed the local politicians who were involved in the incident, but because of the elections and the need for the local support, they were taken back, after leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, in charge of the campaign in west UP, gave the move a go ahead. It was said that the men had expressed regret about their behavior.