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Priyanka Chaturvedi joins ShivSena after leaving Congress

After pursuing a very happening 10 years journey in the Indian National Congress, today Priyanka Chaturvedi submitted her resignation to the Party Chief Rahul Gandhi. Just few hours after the announcement of her leaving Congress there was a much breaking rumour of her joining ShivSena. Rumour came out to be true as she herself along with ShivSena chief Uddhav Thackeray declare herself a part of ShivSena through a press meet.

She said while addressing the media “I know now i’m the one who is going to be judged and there is a plethora of question waiting to be bombarded at me regarding my last 10 years statements as a Congress Party President and spokesperson.”

“I’m a proper mumbaikar i belong to this place. This is my Janmbhoomi (Birthplace) and Karmabhoomi (Workplace). When i decided to return to my Janmbhoomi there was nothing better than ShivSena as a workplace for me. I thank ShivSena Chief Uddhav Thackeray from the bottom of my heart for giving me such an opportunity and welcoming me to their ShivSena family”, Priyanka added while addressing her confirmation of joining ShivSena during press briefing.

Priyanka’s official resigning letter of Office of Rahul Gandhi:

Some important facts about Priyanka Chaturvedi:

Priyanka Chaturvedi was born on 19 November 1979 and raised in Mumbai. Her family comes from Uttar Pradesh. She attended St. Joseph’s High School, Juhu in 1995, graduated in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle in 1999.

Chaturvedi started her career as Director of MPower Consultants, a Media, PR and event management company. She is Trustee of Prayas Charitable Trust which runs two schools to provide education to over 200 under-privileged children. She joined Congress in 2010, becoming General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress from North-West Mumbai in 2012.

Before joining congress, She has also been a columnist for Tehelka, Daily News and Analysis and Firstpost. As a trustee of two NGOs, she works to promote children’s education, women’s empowerment and health. She also runs a book review blog which is amongst the top ten weblogs on books in India.

In 2010, she was selected as a participant in ISB’s (Indian School of Business) 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Certificate programme, a global initiative supported by the Goldman Sachs Foundation for women entrepreneurs.

In 2015, as a member of a delegation of young political leaders chosen by the UK High Commission and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, she visited London to study and understand their democracy. She also participated in “Asian Forum on Global Governance” programme jointly organised by Observer Research Foundation and Zeit Stiftung in the same year.

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