Mumbai. In a huge embarrassment for the Congress in the middle of the national election, its spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit the party last night, a day after going public with her resentment on social media. She will join the Shiv Sena. For many people, it may seem that Priyanka is taking a wrong decision as Shiv Sena is a party with very different viewpoints than hers. But she said that Shiv Sena would give her more opportunities to attack the BJP which the Congress never gave.
Shiv Sena has been blaming and accusing the BJP for last 4 years but are also in a poll alliance with them. Priyanka likes the fact that Shiv Sena is honest to the voters and in spite of an alliance with the BJP they keep accusing them. She had a word with Sanjay Raut the MP from Shiv Sena and Sanjay has given her full freedom to keep attacking BJP. Priyanka now will try to unearth more points to attack BJP at every press conference as with Congress she had to take a measured approach.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut confirmed that Chaturvedi held talks with the party and will join the saffron out. Party president Uddhav Thackeray has called an urgent press briefing at 2pm on Friday, when the announcement is likely to be made.