Congress has suffered a major setback. Priyanka Chaturvedi, the flamboyant spokesperson of the Congress party has resigned.She has sent her resignation to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and has also removed the words National Spokesperson, AICC from her Twitter bio. The move comes after she had slammed the Congress for reinstating party leaders who had misbehaved with her.

In her resignation letter, Ms Chaturvedi said, "In the last few weeks, certain things have convinced me that my services are not valued in the organization and I have reached the end of the road. At the same time, I also feel the more time I spend in the organization will be at the cost of my own self-respect and dignity."

The letter, copied to K.C. Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala, read, "What saddens me is that despite the safety, dignity, empowerment of women being promoted by the party and has been your call to action the same is not reflected in the action of some of the members of the party."

 Priyanka tweeted, "Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference in @incindia over those who have given their sweat&blood. Having faced brickbats&abuse across board for the party but yet those who threatened me within the party getting away with not even a rap on their knuckles is unfortunate. "