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Chaturvedi to get post befitting her capabilities: Uddhav Thackeray

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Published : Apr 20, 2019, 1:20 am IST
Updated : Apr 20, 2019, 6:21 am IST

Chaturvedi said she would work towards strengthening the Sena not only in the state but also across the country.

Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray (L) and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray (R) welcome Priyanka Chaturvedi into the party in Mumbai on Friday. (Photo: Shripad Naik)
 Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray (L) and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray (R) welcome Priyanka Chaturvedi into the party in Mumbai on Friday. (Photo: Shripad Naik)

Mumbai: Disgruntled former Congress national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence ‘Matoshree’.

Mr Thackeray said that his party would give her a post well-suited to her capabilities while Ms Chaturvedi said that she would work for women and Mumbai.

Ms Chaturvedi, who was miffed at the reinstatement of some party workers who had allegedly misbehaved with her during a press conference in Mathura a few days ago, resigned from the party on Friday. Hours after quitting the Congress, she joined the Shiv Sena.

Mr Thackeray told the media, “Parties keep fighting polls. However, only fighting and winning is not life. The work of party workers should be to accept an ideology and work towards the cause.”

Asked what post Ms Chaturvedi would be given, he said, “I will give her a post befitting her capabilities and one in which she would be beneficial for the Sena.” Ms Chaturvedi said she would work towards strengthening the Sena not only in the state but also across the country.

“I am thankful to Uddhavji for giving me respect and welcoming me into the party,” Ms Chaturvedi said.

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant hinted that Ms Chaturvedi’s move was not spontaneous as “it’s not easy for even Shiv Sainiks to meet Mr Thackeray”.

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