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Actor Kushboo quits Congress, set to join BJP

Chennai: Popular Tamil Film Actress and Congress National Spokesperson, Kushboo Sundar on Monday quit the party.

Sources close to her said, she was expected to join the BJP in the presence of Party National President J P Nadda in New Delhi this afternoon.

Kushboo has left for New Delhi last night and refused to make any comment to the media.
When asked about reports whether she was still with the Congress or joining the BJP, she merely said, ”No comments”.

Reacting to Kushboo’s decision, TNCC President K S Alagiri said, it would not cause any loss to the party.
Kushboo further added, she was quitting the Congress as she was being suppressed by ‘a few elements’ at the higher level within the party who have no connectivity with the ground reality or public recognition.

In a letter addressed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, she mentioned she had joined the Congress not for any monetary gains, name or fame.

Thanking Sonia for providing her opportunity to serve the country as the National spokesperson and primary member of Congress, Kushboo said, she came into the Congress fold at a time when it was at its lowest being defeated in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

Kushboo added, ”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”, she said and tendered her resignation from the primary membership of the Congress.

Reports that Kushboo would join the saffron party had been doing the rounds for quite some time, especially after she had welcomed the BJP Government’s National Education Policy and also apologised to Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi for differing with the stand taken by the party.

She was once an acerbic critic of the BJP and criticised some of the decisions of the Government.
She also participated in the protest demonstration held by the Congress party last week in protest against the three Farm Bills enacted in Parliament.

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