Khushbu quits Cong to join BJP, says she was pushed and suppressed

Putting an end to the month-long rumours that she was joining the BJP, actor Khushbu resigned from the Congress party and conveyed the same to party president Sonia Gandhi. Khushbu confirmed that she is joining the BJP.

The Congress removed her from the position of All India Congress Committee spokesperson with immediate effect, after she submitted her resignation letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

In her letter, Khushbu said people who have no connectivity with the ground reality were dictating terms in the party.

“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,” she said.

After a long and thorough “thought process” over a period of time, she said she decided to end her association with the Congress.

On Sunday, as she took off to Delhi, she refused to comment. To a specific question if she’s still in the Congress, Khushbu said, “I don’t wish to say anything”. With the Congress out of power since 2014, her political career graph was flagging.

The BJP may also rope her in for the 2021 assembly elections to break new ground in Tamil Nadu, a state that has been elusive for the party.