“Pushed and suppressed”: Khushbu Sundar resigns from Congress, likely to join BJP today
New Delhi :Khushboo Sundar resigned from Congress today, six years after joining the party. Sundar, who took off to Delhi on Sunday night, is likely to join the BJP today, sources.
In her resignation letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Sundar said she was being “pushed and suppressed”.
“Few elements seated at higher level within the party, people who have no connectivity with the ground reality or public recognition are dictating terms and people like me who wanted to work for the party sincerely, are being pushed and suppressed,” she said.
The Congress through a release dropped the Tamil Nadu leader from the post of AICC Spokesperson today “with immediate effect.” Sundar, along with former Indian Revenue Services (IRS) Officer Saravana Kumar, who had taken voluntary retirement, will join the BJP at around 12:30 pm at an event in party headquarters in the national capital.
Sundar’s crossover is taking place at a time when BJP is trying to expand its footprint in Tamil Nadu.
The Legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are scheduled to take place next year. BJP’s ally All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has already announced Edappadi K Palaniswami will be its chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming polls.
However, BJP leaders from the State have said that they want to have a bigger say, courtesy it being a national-level party.