Congress leader Sushmita Dev quits party, likely to join TMC

Congress leader Sushmita Dev has resigned from the primary membership of the party on August 16.

Sushmita Dev, who had earlier represented the Silchar parliamentary constituency in Assam, was the president of the All India Mahila Congress.

In her resignation letter, which was addressed to the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Sushmita Dev wrote: “Please treat this letter as my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress. I cherish my three-decade long association with the National Congress. May I take this opportunity to thank the party, all its leaders, members and workers who have been my memorable journey.”

“Madam, I thank you personally for your guidance and the opportunities you gave me. I value the enriching experience. I hope I have your good wishes as I begin a new chapter in my life of public service,” the letter further stated.

Sushmita Dev is the daughter of seven-time parliamentarian Santosh Mohan Dev, and was considered the face of the Congress in Assam’s Barak Valley.

Reports said that Dev is likely to join the Trinamool Congress led by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Dev is expected to meet the Bengal CM soon.

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