Khushbu Sundar, who has joined the BJP after quitting the Congress, has dubbed the Congress a mentally retarded party that could not think for itself.
“I want to give a fitting reply to them,” Khushbu said at the Chennai airport on arrival in the city on Tuesday afternoon.
“I am very happy to be here (BJP). For the country to grow and good things to happen, the BJP party should grow. Lotus should bloom in every street,” said Khushbu while addressing reporters at Kamalalayam on Tuesday. She was given a warm welcome by the party functionaries.
Khushbu was responding to the remarks made by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President KS Alagiri that her resignation would not affect the party.
Alagiri had said, “Khushbu Sundar leaving the party is of no consequence to the party. Nobody from the BJP invited her to the party. She is joining on her own accord.” He added Khushbu Sundar, while in the party, didn’t work according to the party lines.”
Amid a grand welcome from the BJP in Chennai, Khushbu Sundar said, “I have been in Congress for six years and I have worked very hard for the party. After I quit the party, I can understand that I have exited a mentally retarded party.”
“I was loyal to the Congress. But the Congress disrespected me… They (the Congress) don’t want an intelligent woman. To say that I was seen only as an actress, shows the Congress’ cheap thoughts.”
Calling herself a “Periyarist”, she said, “How will a party that gives no freedom to speak the truth do good?” Social activist Periyar EV Ramasamy — the father of the Dravidian movement — also raised his voice against “atrocities against women”, she added.