The latent discontent in one of the Congress’ foremost spokespersons Priyanka Chaturvedi finally surfaced when she took to Twitter to express her dissatisfaction on being unfairly treated by the Congress party. Priyanka has alleged in her tweet that lumpen elements in the Congress party get preference over the hard-working ones.
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
On April 15th, 2019, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee issued a letter of suspension to abusive party workers for their unruly behaviour with the party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi in Mathura. As per the letter, the incident took place during a press conference that Priyanka Chaturvedi addressed in Mathura. The press conference was about the Rafale deal. However, much to Priyanka’s chagrin, within 2 days they were reinstated back in the party.
Among the persons who had allegedly misbehaved with Priyanka are the general secretary of the UPCC and vice president of the Congress committee in Mathura, as well as a former MLA candidate, along with several other office bearers of the party.
This triggered the brewing anger in Priyanka and she took to Twitter to express her disapproval. Priyanka lamented that the Congress party has a tendency to ignore workers who give their sweat and blood to the party while preferring those who indulge in hooliganism.
Oddly, the letter is dated for 15th April 2015. But given the context of the press conference mentioned and the latest tweets by Priyanka Chaturvedi herself, the date is most likely a typo.
It is notable here that there has been much discussion on social media over Priyanka Chaturvedi’s hard work being ignored by the party after she failed to get a party ticket for any seat in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.