The Congress on Monday dropped actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar as the party spokesperson. Sundar is likely to join BJP later in the day.
Sundar, meanwhile, sent her resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in which she said, “Few elements seated at higher level within the party, people who’ve no connectivity with ground reality or public recognition, are dictating terms.” She added that due to such forces people like her who wanted to work for the party sincerely were being pushed and suppressed.
She also thanked the party chief, former president Rahul Gandhi and all other Congress leaders.
On Saturday, Sundar had pointed towards an “inevitable” change. “Many see a change in me. Well as you age, you evolve n grow, learn n unlearn, perceptions change, likes n dislikes too, thoughts n ideas take a new shape, dreams are new, you understand the difference between like n love, between right n wrong. Change is inevitable. Happy eve,” she wrote on Twitter.
The Tamil Nadu leader’s jump to the BJP may play a significant role in the state assembly elections slated for next year. Sundar has reportedly left for New Delhi; however, she did not make any statements before the media present at the Chennai airport.
She has been associated with the Congress since 2014. Sundar was among the star campaigners who led the grand old party’s rallies during the Telangana assembly elections in 2018. She had then said that her party was the first to introduce the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament and the ruling NDA government has no will to get it cleared from Lok Sabha.