Hours after her sensational resignation from the Congress party, Priyanka Chaturvedi joined the Shiv Sena at the party's Matoshree headquarters in Mumbai and addressed a briefing alongside her new party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Following her statement, in which she reiterated the aspirations with which she had joined the Congress a decade earlier and spoke about her disappointment over the party's handling of her complaints of misbehaviour against party workers, Priyanka Chaturvedi was asked whether her resignation also had something to do with her not getting an election ticket.
She responded saying:
'That's not true. I can tell you honestly that I was hopeful of getting a ticket and that the party would let me represent it politically. But there was never a doubt that if the decision didn't come my way it would lead to any bitterness. The reason has been that if we talk about women's issues we have to walk the talk.'
A short while earlier, Chaturvedi had posted a tweet sharing her resignation letter addressed to Congress president Rahul Gandhi:
And two days before that, she had posted against the Congress for the first time, alleging that the party had given 'preference to lumpen goons over those who have given their sweat and blood.'