In a shameful remark, Congress MP and President of All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) Sushmita Dev on Wednesday ridiculed Priyanka Chaturvedi for joining the Shiv Sena.
Alluding to Chaturvedi's charge about not feeling safe in Congress after the party reinstated those who she claimed had misbehaved with her, Dev said that she was afraid for how long Chaturvedi will feel safe in her own party.
"She was a colleague of mine for several years in the Communications Cell. I am afraid about for how long will she be safe in the Shiv Sena. It is a matter of time and it does not take time for situations to change quickly," he said.
After Chaturvedi's exit from Congress, Dev had taken to Twitter and wished her luck for her journey in Shiv Sena.
In a tweet posted by the INC candidate of Silchar, Assam, she had said that she ‘always felt that Priyanka was cherished and nurtured by all in the Congress party’. Dev had further written that she hopes Chaturvedi succeeds in her plans in the Shiv Sena. She didn't remark on the specific issue that led to Chaturvedi's exit despite her position as AIMC chief.
In a letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Chaturvedi tendered her resignation from all posts of the party earlier on April 18.
"I had joined the INC as a member of Youth Congress in Mumbai 10 years back as I believed in the ideology of the party and your vision of inclusive, liberal, progressive politics. In the last few weeks certain things have convinced me that my service was not valued in the organisation and that I have reached the end of the road," she wrote in her resignation.