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Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress day after tweet criticising party, changes Twitter bio

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 April 2019, 13:08 IST

In a huge shock for the Congress during Lok Sabha polls, the grand old party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has reportedly quit the party last night, a day after criticising party on social media for reinstating workers who allegedly misbehaved with her. Chaturvedi has removed the words 'National Spokesperson, AICC' from her Twitter bio.

Chaturvedi was reportedly upset with her party bosses for reinstating some of its leaders days after they were 'suspended' from the party for unruly behaviour with her.

“Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference in @incindia over those who have given their sweat and blood. 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 had tweeted on Wednesday.

Congress Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote to Rahul Gandhi, said have resigned from all posts and the primary membership of the party, reported ANI.

Chaturvedi retweeted a journalist who attached a photo of a Congress notice that talked about how she had recently complained about a few party leaders misbehaving with her.

According to the letter, the Congress leaders misbehaved with Chaturvedi during a press conference about the Rafale deal in Mathura.

The suspension letter shared on Twitter named eight Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh who had misbehaved with Priyanka Chaturvedi and were suspended.

However, the letter said that the Uttar Pradesh Congress has decided to grant relief to the leaders and reinstate them in consultation with Uttar Pradesh General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia.


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First published: 19 April 2019, 12:33 IST