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Congress has reinstated "goons" who misbehaved with me: Party spokeswoman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The was left red-faced Wednesday after its alleged that partymen, who had "misbehaved" and "threatened" her, were being let off.

She lashed out at the party in public and accused it of giving preference to "lumpen goons" over those who had given their "sweat and blood" to the

Chaturvedi, who is the Congress's communications department convener, said it is unfortunate and saddening that those who threatened her have got away without even "a rap on their knuckles".

The had suspended some workers for misbehaving with during a press conference in Mathura a few days ago.

But, on Monday, the party issued a communication in which it rescinded all actions taken earlier against such workers who "misbehaved" with in Mathura.

"Deeply saddened that lumpen goons get preference in Congress over those who have given their sweat and blood.

"Having faced brickbats and 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," she tweeted.

The action of rescinding the suspension, party leaders claimed, was taken on the recommendations of Congress general secretary for West Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Chaturvedi has been trending on for her "Kyunki Mantri Bhi Kabhi Graduate Thi" jibe at Smriti Irani, who is contesting from Amethi in against Congress

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 20:25 IST