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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Priyanka Chaturvedi resigns from Congress

Congress' national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi resigned from the party a day after tweeting about her disappointment at the party taking back workers who had been thrown out for misbehaving with her

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Priyanka Chaturvedi resigns from Congress
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Congress national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi resigned from the party on Thursday night in between the ongoing Lok Sabha Election 2019 process.

She was upset with her party seniors for reinstating Congress workers who had been expelled last year for misbehaving with her. "Lumpen goons" get preference in the Congress over those who had "given their sweat and blood", she wrote in her tweet on Wednesday.

She had earlier retweeted a journalist who commented on an Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee letter on sacked workers being taken back with senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia's go-ahead. Jyotiraditya Scindia is the Congress general secretary in charge of UP along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The Congress workers were sacked in September last year after they allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka Chaturvedi while she was addressing a press conference on the Rafale deal at Mathura. The Congress had initially removed them but recently, because of the elections and the apparent need to keep local workers happy, they were taken back.

Her resignation comes as a big blow to the party ahead of the election in Mumbai on April 29. There are rumours floating that Chaturvedi might join Shiv Sena before the polling date.  

Priyanka Chaturvedi went viral on social media recently with her parody of a popular TV serial starring actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani, a Union Minister who is the BJP's candidate against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. 

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