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Kushbhu resigns from Congress, set to join BJP today?

Monday, October 12, 2020 • Tamil Comments

In an unexpected political twist, Indian National Congress spokesperson Kushbhu has resigned from the party and is expected to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at an event in New Delhi today. Kushbhu left to New Delhi yesterday night, and didn't answer whether she was going to join BJP.

This comes across as a surprise as Kushbhu had been strongly voicing out against the BJP and has also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi multiple times. However reportedly Kushbhu was unhappy after not being given a ticket to contest in the Lok Sabha election by Congress. It has been rumoured that BJP might have offered Kushbhu a Rajya Sabha seat or a ticket to contest in the Kanyakumari bye-elections.

Kushbhu had joined Congress in November 2014, and her resignation letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi read "Thank you very much for providing me the opportunity to serve my nation as a National Spokesperson and a Primary member of Indian National Congress. I Have always taken great pride to represent the Party on different platforms in most trying situations. I came into the fold of INC at the time when it was at its lowest, being defeated in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.I did not walk into the Party for any monetary gains, name or fame. Few elements seated at 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. I after a long thorough thought process over a period of time, have decided to end my association with the party. Herewith I tender my resignation from the primary membership of Indian National Congress. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you, Shri.Rahul Gandhi Ji and everyone in the party personally.My respect towards you will remain the same."

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