Khushbu Sundar joins BJP hours after quitting Congress
Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar, who resigned from Congress, joined the BJP on Monday in Delhi. In her resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi, Sundar wrote that people like her who want to work for the party are being "suppressed" by "few elements seated at higher levels within the party." "People who have no connectivity with the ground reality or public recognition are dictating terms," she wrote. 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. Sundar had been with the Congress for close to six years. The developments come ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections that are slated to be held next year.
According to local reports, Kushbhu was upset that she was not given a ticket in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and BJP has promised her to provide a seat in the 2021 assembly elections. Khushboo Sundar resigns from Congress; says in letter to Congress President, "few elements seated at higher level within the party, people who've no connectivity with ground reality or public recognition are dictating terms".