Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi announced her decision to quit the party on Friday (19 April) over its failure to punish the party leaders accused of misbehaving with her during a press conference in Mathura.
Chaturvedi announced her decision in a letter addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi which she posted on Twitter.
I am absolutely overwhelmed and grateful with the love and support I have got across board from the nation in the past 3 days.— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 19, 2019
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
In her letter, Chaturvedi thanked the Congress for giving her various roles within the organisation and at the same time reminding it of the alleged abuse, slander and threats she has faced over the course of the political career.
She claimed that in the past few weeks she has come to realise that her services were not valued at the party especially in the light of her appeal for action against party leaders for misbehaving with her, which went unanswered.
As reported earlier, a few party leaders had allegedly misbehaved with her during a press-conference in Mathura. The party had initially suspended them but soon revoked the suspension on the pretext of requiring manpower for the Lok Sabha polls.
Chaturvedi called this indifference by the party as the “final factor” convincing her to move on.
Media reports have claimed that Chaturvedi has been in touch with Shiv Sena leaders and is scheduled to join the party as early as today (19 April).