A day after she complained against the re-induction of leaders who allegedly misbehaved with her, speculation is rife that Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has quit the party.
Chaturvedi removed the words ‘National Spokesperson, AICC’ from her Twitter bio and also quit the AICC media group on WhatsApp.
The party is yet to comment on the development.
In a tweet posted on Thursday, Chaturvedi had slammed her own party for reinstating “lumpen goons” who had allegedly misbehaved with her in Mathura. The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) had suspended them on Chaturvedi’s complaint.
“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,” she had tweeted.
Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get prefence 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. https://t.co/CrVo1NAvz2
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 17, 2019
The tweet also contained a 15 April AICC notification signed by Fazle Masood on the reinstatement of the suspended party workers.
The notice said the suspension was revoked following the intervention of Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is in-charge of the party’s campaign in western Uttar Pradesh.
Among those reinstated were the vice president of the Congress committee in Mathura and a former MLA candidate.
Chaturvedi has been the face of the Congress in media addresses but was not given a ticket in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.