Khushbu Sundar set to join BJP today, dropped as Congress spokesperson

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Khushboo Sundar is likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar was dropped from the position of Congress national spokesperson by the party on Monday and is scheduled join to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi.

According to the report, Sundar, along with former Indian Revenue Services (IRS) Officer Saravana Kumar, who had taken voluntary retirement, will join the BJP at around 12:30 pm at an event in party headquarters in the national capital.

The Congress on Monday dropped Khushboo Sundar as AICC spokesperson with immediate effect. 

The grand old party took the decision as speculations are rife that the actor-turned-politician will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.

Khushboo Sundar's crossover is taking place at a time when BJP is trying to expand its footprint in Tamil Nadu.

Earlier, Khushboo sent her resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi.

In the letter addressed to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Monday, Sundar said she had joined the party post the 2014 general elections loss when it was at its lowest and had worked without the need for any recognition, fame or other gains.

"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," the letter read.

"After a long thorough thought process over a period of time, I have decided to end my association with the party. Here with I tender my resignation from the primary membership of Indian National Congress," she added.

She thanked the Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, and others who had given her the journey to work for the party.

The Legislative Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu are scheduled to take place next year. 

BJP's ally All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has already announced Edappadi K Palaniswami will be its chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming polls.


With inputs from Agency

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