Sushmita Dev
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All India Mahila Congress president and former Silchar MP, Sushmita Dev has quit the Congress party.

Dev has submitted her resignation letter to All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi.

She has resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party.

With the resignation of Sushmita Dev, Congress has lost a prominent party leader in Assam’s Barak Valley.

In her resignation letter, issued on Sunday, former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev wrote: “Please treat this letter as my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress.”

“I cherish my three-decade-long association with the Indian National Congress. May I take this opportunity to thank the party, all its leaders, members and workers, who have been part of my memorable parleys,” the resignation letter says.

She thanked AICC president Sonia Gandhi for her “guidance and the opportunities” that she give her.

“I value the enriching expenses.”

“I hope I have your good wishes as I begin a new chapter in my life of public service,” Dev said in her letter to Sonia Gandhi.

According to reports, Sushmita Dev may join the Trinamool Congress as she is likely to meet Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (today).

It was earlier reported that Sushmita Dev, daughter of former Congress MP and Union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, would join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

However, she rejected any such possibilities.

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