Will work towards making Shiv Sena more strong in the country: Priyanka Chaturvedi

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Mumbai: Former Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, who resigned from the party and joined Shiv Sena Friday, justified her decision to join a close ally of the BJP. Priyanka said that she found Shiv Sena as a party where she can freely and fairly put her views, raise issues concerning young women in Maharashtra.
Slamming the Rahul Gandhi-led party, Priyanka Chaturvedi said that she was upset over Congress’ inaction against those who had misbehaved with her.
Speaking about her future goals after joining Uddhav Thackeray-led party, Priyanka said that she will work towards making Shiv Sena more strong across Mumbai, Maharashtra and in the entire country.
She said that it was due to her disappointed on the issues of women security and respect for women, she had quit from the Congress party.
Priyanka Chaturvedi had joined Shiv Sena shortly after she sent her resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday.
Praising the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena for their critical stand against the BJP-led NDA government on certain issues even after being in alliance in Maharashtra, Chaturvedi said, “If you see Shiv Sena also, in the past five years they have never hesitated from speaking if the government did something wrong.”
“I will work for Mumbai which is my birthplace and workplace. I joined Shiv Sena with an aim to work for youth, women and development,” she said.
On April 12, Chaturvedi who was then in the Congress, took a jibe on Smriti saying a new serial is going to come, titled “Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi (Once a Minister was also a graduate)” over her graduation degree controversy.
In reference to Smriti Irani-starrer Hindi serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahun Thi’, Chaturvedi had said, “A new serial is going to come – Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi. It’s opening line will be ‘Qualifications ke bhi roop badalte hain, naye-naye sanche mein dhalte hain, ek degree aati hai, ek degree jaati hai, bante affidavit naye hain. (Qualification versions also changes, get moulded in new forms, one degree comes and the other goes, new affidavits get created).”
However, on being asked whether she will keep singing a song to mock the Centre, Priyanka Chaturvedi said, “…Gaana main gaate rahungi (I will keep singing song)”.

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