In yet another jolt to Congress, former MP and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Deb has reportedly resigned from the party, party sources said on Monday.
Party sources said that she has sent her resignation to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi.
Sushmita is likely to join the Trinamool Congress. Sources told that she will likely meet Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday.
Meanwhile, party leaders remained tight-lipped on the recent developments.
The resignation comes two days after Deb met Sonia Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi along with the newly appointed Assam Congress team in the national capital.
In her resignation letter, which was addressed to the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Sushmita Dev wrote: “Please treat this letter as my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress. I cherish my three-decade long association with the National Congress. May I take this opportunity to thank the party, all its leaders, members and workers who have been my memorable journey.”
Deb is daughter of former Union Minister late Santosh Mohan Deb.
Ahead of the Assam assembly polls, there were rumors that she is quitting the party. However, she rejected the charges of leaving the party then.
In last few days, Assam Congress has been witnessing desertions.