Sushmita Dev, who resigned from Congress, has joined Trinamool Congress on Monday. He joined TMC in Kolkata. TMC leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O’Brien were also present during this. Sushmit Dev was the National President of Mahila Congress and also a former MP. Sushmita Dev’s resignation is being considered as a major setback for the Congress. He had also resigned from the Congress party on Ravivad itself.
On the news of Sushmita Dev’s resignation, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that I am trying to contact her but her phone is switched off. Surjewala said that she is an old and strong leader of Congress. Sonia Gandhi is yet to receive his letter.
Before resigning from the party, Sushmita Dev changed her bio on Twitter account to former Congress leader. On Sushmita Dev’s resignation, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that the pain of the leaders of the Congress party, which is facing infighting, came out with the resignation of Sushmita Dev. In a tweet, Sibal wrote that when young leaders leave the party, the blame falls on the old leaders and the old leaders of the party.
What did Sushmita Dev say in the tweet?
“I cherish my three-decade-long association with the Indian National Congress… I personally thank you for the guidance and opportunities you have given me,” she said. Dev is the daughter of late veteran Congressman Santosh Mohan Dev. For the first time in 2014, she reached the Parliament from the family seat of Silchar.