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TMC Nominates Former Congress Leader Sushmita Dev To Rajya Sabha

Mumbai: The Trinamool Congress said on Tuesday it’s nominating Sushmita Dev, a former MP of Congress who joined the party in August, to Rajya Sabha.

Sharing the information, the party praised its leader Mamata Banerjee’s vision to empower women saying, “Her (Mamata Banerjee’s) vision to empower women and ensure their maximum participation in politics shall help our society to achieve much more!”

Former Congress leader Sushmita Dev had earlier said that her joining the Trinamool Congress was “unconditional” and she would take any responsibility given to her by party president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

She has been entrusted with overseeing the functioning of the party in Assam and Tripura.

“I don’t think I have compromised my ideology in joining the TMC… My joining the TMC is unconditional and I will take any responsibility given to me by Mamata Banerjee,” Dev told reporters.

A former MP, Dev was the national spokesperson of the grand old party and the chief of the All India Mahila Congress.

She sent her resignation letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, sources said, but offered no reason for her quitting.

Showering praises on Mamata Banerjee, Dev said, “I am coming to the TMC office for the first time. Mamata Di (Mamata Banerjee) is my idol, and thanks to her for accepting me into the party.”

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