Sushmita Dev, who switched from the Congress to the Trinamool Congress, refused to explain her decision today, saying she “had no issues with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.” “I have a fantastic relationship with them,” she reportedly told NDTV, “but I’m also accountable to my people.”When asked about it today, she told reporters, “I explained it in my resignation letter (to the party president).”On Monday morning, Sushmita Dev’s resignation from Congress must have come as a shock to the party and the Nehru-Gandhi family.According to sources, she was a “go-to” leader for Rahul Gandhi, with whom she had direct contact. This is why many in the party are mystified by her decision to leave Congress.”I had a longtime relationship with Congress. The Congress provided me with numerous opportunities.I have never demanded anything from the Congress upper leadership in my 30 years in politics.I hope the President of the Congress forgave me for my mistakes, “Ms Dev, the daughter of senior Congressman Santosh Mohan Deb, said as much.
Sushmita hails Mamata Banerjee.
“I am visiting the TMC office for the first time,” she remarked of TMC leader Mamata Banerjee.
Mamata Di (Mamata Banerjee) is my idol, and thanks to her for accepting me to the party.
“I will strengthen Mamata Banerjee’sBanerjee’s vision under her leadership. The work of Mamata Di in Bengal is inspiring.
Several government projects in Bengal are commendable, and Mamata Banerjee’sBanerjee’s fighting spirit is well-known.
Mamata Banerjee and I have a family relationship too, not simply a political one” “she stated.
According to sources, recent events and previous issues and chances for her future growth prompted her to quit the Congress and join the Trinamool Congress (TMC), led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.
Silchar is dominated by Bengali Hindus who support CAA, whilst Congress has chosen a position contrary to the legislation. Since 2019, and especially since the CAA, Bengali Hindus have changed their loyalty to the BJP.
According to the reports, she was furious with the Congress leadership for not including her in forming a position on CAA in Assam.
Another reason, according to those in the know, is that she was passed up for a Rajya Sabha seat.
She hoped to acquire a Rajya Sabha ticket after losing the 2019 Lok Sabha election, but that did not happen.
The TMC is beginning to expand its wings. It is attempting to increase its presence in the Northeast, particularly in the states of Tripura and Assam. In the TMC’s scheme of things, Sushmita Dev has a place.
Like her father, Sushmita is seen as a leader with widespread support in both Assam and Tripura.
She is sure to receive greater attention in TMC than she has recently received in Congress.
Kapil Sibal, a senior Congress lawmaker and a prominent face of the G-23, took a jibe at the party leadership shortly after Sushmita’s resignation.
On the other hand, Sushmita’s decision to join the TMC may cause mistrust between the two parties. This is likely to impact the opposition’s unity, which had been making gradual progress.
The Congress, as well as the other opposition parties, may be suspicious of the TMC.