What’s the acceptable time period to start badmouthing your former employer after you’ve quit? Five months, if you ask Priyanka Chaturvedi.
Former Congress Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi today tore into the Congress party, five months after resigning as its National Spokesperson. “The social media of Congress continues to plumb new lows. When you think they have reached rock bottom they’d surprise you with lower than the low :)) Keep it low guys, as crassy as ever!,” she said.
Chaturvedi was tweeting in response to a Congress meme, which had attempted to mock Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her remarks around how millennials’ preference for Uber and Ola were contributing to the auto slowdown. The Congress, over the last few years, has tried to awaken from its social media slumber and is trying to be cool and hip, but Chaturvedi appeared to think that the latest meme didn’t land. In turn, she threw a challenge out to the Congress. ” Hey, Congress Social Media do try and make a meme on this: Congress is not a choice for millennials because… Try?” she tweeted.
Chaturvedi’s outburst shows that there’s no love lost between her and her former party. She’d parted ways with the Congress right before the Lok Sabha elections, perhaps having seen the writing on the wall — the Congress eventually collapsed to a historic low of 52 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. Ever since then, several other Congress leaders have quit, and many more might be on the way out. But as Chaturvedi’s latest tweets show, her transition into the Shiv Sena might be complete — she’d been the voice of the Congress party for years, but now she’s willing to criticize it as vociferously as anyone else on the outside.