Former AICC spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has joined the Shiv Sena. She quit the Congress party late last night.
Chaturvedi joined the Shiv Sena in presence of its chief Uddhav Thackeray in Matoshree.
"I did not want a ticket from the party," Priyanka said, while addressing the media, adding, "I know I will be questioned on my tweets and my statements that I gave earlier. But I am ready for it."
Priyanka Chaturvedi also called out the "women empowerment" sham in the party, saying the Congress let goons get away who "misbehaved" with her. She added she wanted to work for the development of Maharashtra and the women of the country.
Earlier in the day, Priyanka Chaturvedi removed all references to the Congress party from her Twitter bio. It is also reported that she did not wait for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's acceptance of her resignation and went to Matoshree to join the Shiv Sena.