Former Cong MP Sushmita Dev quits party, expected to join Trinamool

She is currently in Kolkata.

Former Congress MP Sushmita Dev quit the party on Sunday and is expected to join Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. The leader from Assam is in Kolkata currently and is likely to meet Mamata Banerjee and the party’s all-India general secretary Abhishek Banerjee. Dev is likely to be the face of the Trinamool Congress in Assam.

She has already changed her Twitter bio to “Former Member” of the Congress. On Sunday, she wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, though she did not specify her reasons for quitting. She wrote in her letter that she cherishes her “three-decade long association with the Indian National Congress”. She also wrote in her resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi: “I hope I have your good wishes as I begin a new chapter in my life of public service.”

Dev, daughter of Assam’s Congress stalwart Santosh Mohan Dev, was the chief of the Congress’ women’s wing, the All India Mahila Congress. She was earlier MP from Silchar, where her father has been very popular.

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