Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has reportedly quit the Congress after the party reinstated workers who allegedly misbehaved with her. She has removed the words ‘National Spokesperson, AICC’ from her Twitter Bio
While the Congress has neither confirmed nor denied Priyanka Chaturvedi’s resignation, sources say she has quit other working groups of the party.
Sources claim she tendered her resignation to party president Rahul Gandhi late last night.
On April 18, Priyanka Chaturvedi had expressed her anger over the party reinstating members who had misbehaved with her and threatened her.
She lashed out at the party in public and accused it of giving preference to “lumpen goons” over those who had given their “sweat and blood” to the Congress.
Priyanka Chaturvedi, who is the Congress’s communications department convener, said it is unfortunate and saddening that those who threatened her have got away without even “a rap on their knuckles”.
Taking to Twitter she had written, “Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get prefence [sic] in @incindia [Congress] over those who have given their sweat & blood.”
The Uttar Pradesh Congress had suspended some workers for misbehaving with Priyanka Chaturvedi during a press conference in Mathura a few days ago.
But, on Monday, the party issued a communication in which it rescinded all actions taken earlier against such workers who “misbehaved” with Priyanka Chaturvedi in Mathura.
“Having faced brickbats and abuse across the 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,” she tweeted.
The action of rescinding the suspension, party leaders claimed, was taken on the recommendations of Congress general secretary for West Uttar Pradesh Jyotiraditya Scindia.
However, when you see Priyanka Chaturvedi’s Facebook page as well as the Congress party website, she is still mentioned as a spokesperson of the party.
Inputs from INDIA TODAY