Former AICC spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has posted a heartfelt note on Twitter after resigning from the Congress, saying she quit the party "with a heavy heart". She, however, cited indignity from the party's side as a reason of her resignation.
It is speculated she would soon join the Shiv Sena, in presence of Uddhav Thackeray.
Priyanka on Friday posted her resignation letter on Twitter -- that she had tendered to party president Rahul Gandhi late last night. She tweeted: "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."
In the letter, Priyanka wrote she quit the party "with a heavy heart". She added, "I had joined INC as a member of the Youth Congress in Mumbai 10 years back as I believed in the ideology of the party and your vision of inclusive, liberal, progressive politics."
Priyanka Chaturvedi went on to explain the journey she had in the party, adding "a serious incident and misbehaviour" against her by certain party members while she was on official duty for the party was ignored "under the guise of all hands needed for elections".
"What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity, empowerment of women being promoted by the party and has been yout call to action the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party. A serious incident and misbehaviour against me by certain party members while I was on official duty for the party has been ignored under the guise of all hands neede for elections. This indignity to me has been the final factor to convince me to move on and focus on other things outside INC," she wrote.
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
"Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference 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", Priyanka had tweeted, on April 18.