Congress women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev resigns

Sources said Dev may be moving to the Trinamool Congress but there is no confirmation of this. Dev didn’t respond to HT’s call or queries
All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev resigned from the party on Sunday, August 15. (File photo)
All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev resigned from the party on Sunday, August 15. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 12:22 PM IST
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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 reason.

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“I cherish my three decade long association with the Indian National Congress...I thank you personally for the guidance and opportunities you gave me,’’ she said. Dev is the daughter of late veteran Congressman Santosh Mohan Dev and came to Parliament for the first time in 2014 from the family seat of Silchar in Assam.

Congress women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev resigns
Congress women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev resigns

Sources said Dev may be moving to the Trinamool Congress but there is no confirmation of this.

However, her unhappiness with the party was evident even during the Assam election campaign when she reportedly walked out of a party meeting at not being given a party post.

HT tried to reach out to Dev but her phone was switched off.

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said, “She was a dedicated Congress worker and perhaps is, even today. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has not received any letter from her. She’s mature enough to take her decisions. I can’t comment until I speak with her.”

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