Actress turned politician Khushbu Sundar is likely to quit the Indian National Congress (INC) and join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.)
Ms. Sundar is an INC leader from Tamil Nadu. She is the INC Spokesperson.
The speculation of her joining the BJP came after she was dropped as the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Spokesperson with an immediate effect.
Ms. Sundar, on the 12th of October, even resigned from the INC and submitted her resignation to Sonia Gandhi, the interim President of the INC.
In the letter she wrote, “Few elements seated at (a) 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 concluded her resignation with, “After a long thorough thought process over a period of time, have decided to end my association with the party.”
Ms. Khushbu is also said to be in Delhi since the 6th of October and is likely to mee a few BJP leaders.
However, when asked about her joining the BJP, the actress turned politician said “no comments” and denied the speculations of joining the BJP. She said, “I don’t wish to say anything.
On the other hand, a BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, who wished to be anonymous said, “Khushbu will change the perception of the BJP in Tamil Nadu.”
If Ms. Khushbu joins the BJP, it would be a boon for the BJP, ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, scheduled to be held in 2021.
Khushbu Sundar joined the INC in 2014 and completed six years in the Party in 2020. Before the INC, Ms. Sundar was a part of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in 2010.
The official announcement regarding Ms. Sundar’s BJP is yet to be made.
Stay tuned for further updates.