Jolt For Congress In Assam : Sushmita Dev Quits Party, Her Stance On CAA Differed From The Party Line

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In a big jot to the Congress in Assam, Former Congress MP Sushmita Dev has quit the party and wrote a letter to chief Sonia Gandhi.

Sushmita changed her Twitter bio to “Former Member” of the party. Sushmita Dev’s letter offered no reason for her quitting the Congress

In the letter, she said that she was “beginning a new chapter of public service”. She headed the Congress’s women’s wing, the All India Mahila Congress.

Dev made the headlines over her stance on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which differs from the party.

Dev had backed CAA citing that people in the Barak Valley are in its favour. She also sparked a row by refusing to wear the ‘no CAA’ gamosa. The leader had said that people in the region had seen the struggle of victims of partition and CAA would ensure Bangladeshi Hindus citizenship.

“…we know what it means to be a migrant. I am in favour of such a law, but this act [CAA] is not capable of granting citizenship to anyone. I would support it with some amendments, especially if it includes Muslims,” Dev had said.

Reacting to Sushmita’s exit Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal in a tweet wrote, “Sushmita Dev resigns from primary membership of our Party. While young leaders leave we ‘oldies’ are blamed for our efforts to strengthen it. The Party moves on with:Eyes Wide Shut”

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