New Delhi: A day after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar claimed that there was “no freedom to speak the truth” within the Congress and many a times, she was insulted by the party.
“I was insulted (in Congress party) and not invited for party events. I used to get to know about programmes only after seeing newspapers,” she said at a press conference at BJP’s Tamil Nadu HQ.
She said that I have joined the BJP because of Tamil Nadu party president L Murugun. “I have joined BJP because of Murugan,” Sundar told reporters at Chennai Airport.
She was a prominent face of Congress and was also party spokesperson, but Congress dropped her from the post before she submitted her resignation letter to Congress’ interim President Sonia Gandhi on October 12.
“I have worked hard and when I come out they (Congress) are against me. I want to give a befitting reply to them,” she said.
“I will be speaking further at BJP headquarters,” she added.
On crucial issues Goods and Services Tax, Sundar said that Congress set in motion initiatives like the GST while it was in power, but after NDA govt rolled it out, it was keen on only finding faults, be it tax reforms or the farm laws just for the sake of opposing the saffron party.
Further pointing to leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting Congress and the Congress party “sidelining 23 leaders” who wrote to Sonia, she asked: “when there is no freedom to speak the truth within the party, how then could one expect it to do good for the country.”
Sundar joined BJP on Monday, in presence of Tamil Nadu unit president L Murugun and National General Secretary CT Ravi, ahead of Tamil Nadu polls scheduled for next year.