Thursday, 28 October 2021

Sushmita dev quits Congress and Joins TMC

Sushmita dev quits Congress and Joins TMC

MP Sushmita Dev quit the Congress party and join the TMC of Bengal CM. Many former party members were taken by surprise after she even went to social media to reach.

Change in her Twitter bio from "Former Member" of the party was the first clue she had quit this morning. Though her resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, surfaced soon, the party officially denied her exit and even the letter.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

"I tried speaking with Sushmita Dev, her phone was off She was a dedicated Congress worker and perhaps is, even today. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has not received any letter from her. She's mature enough to take her decisions, I can't comment until I speak with her," 

Listen to @sushmitadevinc share her experience after meeting our National General Secretary @abhishekaitc & the Hon'ble Chief Minister of WB @MamataOfficial along with Parliamentary Party Leader RS @derekobrienmp.

She will address the Media in Delhi, tomorrow. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/LOUPyF7Ez7

— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) August 16, 2021

Sushmita dev quits Congress and Joins TMC Before formally joining the party, Ms. Dev met with senior Trinamool leaders, including Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien.

She had offered no reason in a letter to Sonia Gandhi for quitting her party of three decades, only talking about a

"new chapter of public service."

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Another Congress leader, Manish Tewari, tweeted:

"If this is true it is most unfortunate. Why sushmitadevinc? Your erstwhile colleagues and friends especially the person who was National President of @nsui when you contested your first (Delhi University) elections back in 1991 deserve a better explanation than this laconic letter?"

Sources said she was unhappy with the Congress leadership for some months, especially over deciding to tie up with AIUDF in the April-May Assam election. She also disagreed with the state Congress leadership over the choice of poll candidates. She almost quit in March but was persuaded by Gandhi to stay, say sources. and Sushmita dev quits Congress and Joins TMC

She had earlier been an MP from Silchar in Assam, the stronghold of her father.

Her family had been in the Congress for four generations; she was the party's top leader in Assam's Barak valley region dominated by Bengalis.

Sources say that she had also been at odds with her party on the CAA or Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register for Citizens (NRC). In Barak Valley, there is strong support among Hindus on CAA, which went against the party's official stand.

The recent Assam-Mizoram border clashes in regions including Barak Valley and how the Congress reacted politically to it "was the last straw," said the sources. Ms. Deb did not get the strong reaction from the Congress that she wanted.

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