Sushmita Dev leaves Congress after 30 years, sends letter to Sonia Gandhi.
Sushmita Dev, president of All India Mahila Congress, resigned from the party on Monday. Dev also changed his Twitter bio which now reads: the former leader of Congress.
In a letter to the head of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, Sushmita Dev offered no reason behind her resignation, but said she was “beginning a new chapter of public service.”
“I appreciate my three-decade association with the Indian National Congress. Let me take this opportunity to thank the party, all its leaders, members, and workers who have been part of my memorable journey, “Dev wrote in the letter, expressing his gratitude to Sonia Gandhi for her” guidance. ”
In reaction to Dev’s resignation, party leader Kapil Sibal tweeted: “Sushmita Dev. Resigning as a senior member of our Party. As the young leaders leave, we ‘old’ are blamed for our efforts to strengthen it. The party continues with: Eyes wide closed. ”
Daughter of seven-time MP Santosh Mohan Dev, Sushmita Dev was considered the face of Congress in Assam’s largely Bengali-speaking Barak Valley.