Congress loses its women’s wing chief to Trinamool
The head of Congress’s women’s wing, Sushmita Dev, resigned from the party on Sunday. In a brief letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, the former Member of Parliament said she was resigning from the party’s primary membership but didn’t give any specific reasonThe Congress has lost its women's wing chief to the Trinamool Congress. Sushmita Dev, the Congress' women's wing chief, resigned from the party on Monday and joined the Trinamool Congress.
“We warmly welcome former All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev to our Trinamool family,” the party said in a tweet.
I am grateful for my three-decade association with the Indian National Congress.
I personally thank you for the guidance and opportunities you provided for me," she said. Dev, the late veteran Congressman Santosh Mohan Dev's daughter, was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2014 from the family seat of Silchar in Assam.According to sources, Dev may be joining the Trinamool Congress, but there has been no confirmation of this.
Her dissatisfaction with the party was evident even during the Assam election campaign, when she reportedly walked out of a party meeting because she was not given a party post.
She was a dedicated Congress worker and perhaps still is today,” said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala. Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress, has not received a letter from her. She is mature enough to make her own choices. I won't be able to comment until I speak with her.