Chennai, October 12
Congress national spokesperson Kushboo Sundar on Monday joined BJP ahead of Tamil Nadu elections next year.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra introduced her.
Sundar was welcomed in the BJP by general secretary CT Ravi and L Murugan.
“For the nation to move forward, we need someone like Prime Minister Modi to take it forward,” Kushboo said.
Kushboo Sundar resigned from the primary membership of the Congress protesting against what she called some leaders “dictating terms” and “suppressing” her.
The party, meanwhile, announced in Delhi that Sundar was removed from her post of the All India Congress Committee spokesperson with “immediate effect”.
Sundar, a popular Tamil actor, who was with the DMK before joining the national party in 2014 sent her resignation letter to Congress top leader Sonia Gandhi.
“Few elements seated at the 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.
Her resignation letter was made available to media outlets amid a buzz that she was all set to join the BJP.
An eminent personality will join BJP in presence of Tamil Nadu state BJP president L Murugan and BJP national general-secretary CT Ravi at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
AICC Secretary in-charge of Communications, Pranav Jha in a statement said: “Kushboo Sundar is hereby dropped as the AICC spokesperson with immediate effect.”
After a long and thorough “thought process” over a period of time, the actor said she decided to end her association with the Congress party. PTI