Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 12
Ahead of the state elections next year, leading Tamil Nadu actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of newly inducted national general-secretary CT Ravi and state president L Murugan.
Earlier today, she had resigned from the primary membership of the Congress accusing some leaders of “dictating terms” and “suppressing” her.
Sundar, who was earlier also with regional satrap DMK, promised to do her best to fulfil her responsibilities in the BJP and make sure that the party achieved victory in Tamil Nadu.
Stating that the country needed someone like Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the country in the right direction, Kushboo said: “It gives me immense pleasure to take a step forward and become a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party.”
“If the nation has to move forward, we need someone like our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji to take the country in the right direction and to its glory,” she added.
Stating that she would remain completely in service to the BJP, she promised to do her best at the responsibilities given to me and make sure that her new party saw victory in the upcoming elections.
“I am here as the millions of people of this country who have great hopes from the Bharatiya Janata Party under the esteemed leadership of honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji and that I will work like any other worker to the best of my abilities,” she said
Kushboo Sundar can be termed a big acquisition for the BJP in the southern state, which largely has remained elusive to it so far. Sources say she may be given a key role in the 2021 Assembly election. Besides, there are also speculations about a Rajya Sabha seat for her.
As an actor who has worked in various languages, including Hindi, Kushboo Sundar enjoys a sizeable fan following. Her fans have also built a temple for her and the BJP, which lacks a charismatic leader in the state and has been wooing megastar Rajinikanth for long, hopes to improve its presence in Tamil Nadu with Kushboo.
So far, the BJP has not received much traction from its alliance with the ruling AIADMK, which performed rather poorly in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Apparently, the AIADMK, for which the next elections are important from the survival point of view, is also wary of the BJP backing Rajinikanth who, too, is expected to finally launch his party.