Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi today formally joined the Shiv Sena. She announced this at a press conference held at Matoshree in Mumbai with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Before announcing her entry into the Maharashtra-based party, she said that she wanted to connect to her roots. “During my political career, I had gone astray and had forgotten what I wanted to do. I want to address the issues related to women, the youth of the country and their aspirations,” she said.
She said that she knew there would be a lot of questions regarding her leaving the Congress after 10 years in the party and joining the Shiv Sena, she said that it was a well thought out decision. “I used to be trolled on social media for what I used to tweet. I took Mumbai’s bindaas culture and let the people troll me,” she added.
“I know I will be held accountable for my past statements and my views and that how I came to this conclusion but I would like to say that I have taken this decision to join the Shiv Sena after a lot of thought,” she said, saying that it was the perfect platform for her to raise issues about women. If I don’t talk about myself respect, or women’s self-respect, she asked how will I enable women to join politics.