Big blow to Congress: Priyanka Chaturvedi resigns days after reinstatement of party workers who misbehaved with her

New Delhi: In a big blow to Congress, its spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi resigned days after the workers who had allegedly misbehaved with her were restored in the party.

Priyanka was not happy with her party bosses for restoring party workers who had been removed last year for their unruly behaviour 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.

Sources from Congress revealed Priyanka sent her resignation to party chief Rahul Gandhi late Thursday night.

On April 18, Priyanka Chaturvedi had expressed her resentment over the party reinstating members who had misbehaved with her and threatened her.

She targeted the party publicly and accused it of giving preference to “lumpen goons” over those who had given their “sweat and blood” to the Congress.

The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) had suspended some of its workers for their unruly behaviour with Chaturvedi in Mathura while she was addressing a press conference on Rafale deal.

The orders were reportedly withdrawn after the mediation by Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia.