Ex-Congress Mahila chief Sushmita Dev joins TMC

Shushmita had announced her resignation in a short letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi

All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev who resigned from the Party on Monday morning, joined the All India Trinamool Congress in the presence of party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien on Monday.
 
Shushmita had announced her resignation in a short letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. "Please treat this as my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress. I cherish my three-decades long association with the Indian National Congress. May I take this opportunity to thank the Party, all its leaders, members and workers who have been part of my memorable journey," she wrote in her letter.
 
"Madam, I thank you personally for your guidance and the opportunities you gave me," she further added. Dev's exit has surprised many in the Congress as she was known to be a staunch Rahul Gandhi loyalist. She was extremely proactive as the head of the Mahila Congress and led a number of protests on women's issues.
 
Soon after her resignation, Sushmita met Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek which raised speculations of her joining the West Bengal's ruling party.
 

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