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Sushmita Dev quits Congress, sends letter to Sonia Gandhi

Sushmita Dev quits Congress, sends letter to Sonia Gandhi

In a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Sushmita Dev offered no reason behind her resignation but said that she was “beginning a new chapter of public service”.

Sushmita Dev, president of All India Mahila Congress, on Monday, resigned from the party. Dev also changed her Twitter bio which now reads: the former leader of Congress.

In a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Sushmita Dev offered no reason behind her resignation but said that she was “beginning a new chapter of public service”.

“I cherish my three-decade-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 a part of my memorable journey,” Dev wrote in the letter, expressing gratitude to Sonia Gandhi for her “guidance.”

Reacting to Dev’s resignation, party leader Kapil Sibal tweeted: “Sushmita Dev. Resigns from primary membership of our Party. While young leaders leave we ‘oldies’ are blamed for our efforts to strengthen it. The Party moves on with : Eyes Wide Shut.”

The daughter of seven-time parliamentarian Santosh Mohan Dev, Sushmita Dev was considered the face of the Congress in Assam’s largely Bengali-speaking Barak Valley.

News Source: The Indian Express

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