The Assam on Monday said that the party is shocked that former Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev has resigned from the party.

“Assam Pradesh Congress Committee feels that while holding such a responsible post as president of All India Mahila Congress, Sushmita Dev’s resignation from the party is indeed very shocking,” APCC Media Department Chairperson Bobbeeta Sharma said in a statement.

Assam Congress’s statement comes hours after Dev resigned from the primary membership of the party and join hands with the Trinamool Congress.

“Dev as AIMC president was leading lakhs of Congress women all over India. The Congress party never expected this from Dev as Congress had always respected her talent and had given her a lot of opportunities to grow as a leader,” Sharma said.

She said that Congress encouraged youth in politics and she was given an opportunity to become an MLA and an MP to serve the people at a very young age.

“Moreover she is the daughter of a Congress stalwart late Santosh Mohan Dev whose rise in politics of Barak Valley and Assam was nurtured by our leaders like Indiraji and Rajivji. Being out of power should not be a reason to leave the party,” Sharma said.

Nevertheless, we wish her success in her new party and hope she will continue to serve the public with all sincerity and integrity that a leader is expected to serve with, she added.

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