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Major setback for Congress, Sushmita Dev resigns from party

In her resignation letter, Sushmita, who was the president of the All India Mahila Congress, thanked party chief Sonia Gandhi for her guidance and the opportunities provided to her.

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 16, 2021, 9:47 AM IST
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In a major setback for Congress, senior leader Sushmita Dev has resigned from the party.

In her resignation letter, Sushmita, who was the president of the All India Mahila Congress, thanked party chief Sonia Gandhi for her guidance and the opportunities provided to her.

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She also thanked party leaders and workers for supporting her through her three-decade-old association with the Congress.

Major setback for Congress, Sushmita Dev resigns from party-VPN

Twitter had recently suspended the former MP's account for violating its privacy policy. Dev and several other prominent Congress leaders changed their display picture to Rahul Gandhi’s and shared the same photograph for which the latter's account was blocked. The photograph showed Rahul with the parents of a nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi.

Sushmita represented Silchar seat in Assam's largely Bengali-speaking Barak till she was defeated by the BJP’s Rajdeep Roy in the 2019 general elections.

According to sources, there is a possibility that she may become the face of the Trinamool Congress in Assam. 
 

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