Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena, says ‘Congress let me down’
Priyanka said, “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.”
New Delhi: Priyanka Chaturvedi, the former Congress national spokesperson, joined Shiv Sena on Friday in presence of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Speaking to media after joining Shiv Sena at Matoshree, Priyanka said, “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.”
“I wanted to return to my roots. I felt like I had forgotten my roots,” Chaturvedi told press when quizzed further.
Before joining Shiv Sena, she also tweeted resignation letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
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
Priyanka Chaturvedi is the second leader to switch sides after its senior leader Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP on March 14.
‘Goons get preference in Congress,’ says Priyanka
The entire controversy erupted after the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party reinstated some Congress members who were earlier removed for misbehaving with her in Mathura.
“Lumpen goons” get preference in the Congress over those who had “given their sweat and blood”, she wrote in her tweet on Wednesday.
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
The incident happened in September 2018 when she held a press conference regarding the Rafale controversy in Mathura. After some party members allegedly misbehaved with her she complained about the incident to the party high command. Though they were booted out, the party reinstated them after directions from Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia recently.