The Trinamool Congress has nominated Sushmita Dev, who recently joined the party after quitting the Congress, to the upper house of Parliament.
“We are extremely pleased to nominate @SushmitaDevAITC to the Upper House of the Parliament. @MamataOfficial’s vision to empower women and ensure their maximum participation in politics shall help our society to achieve much more!” the party tweeted.
I am overwhelmed. I Thank my leader @MamataOfficial from the bottom of my heart.
Her conviction to see more women in parliament is exemplary. To give someone from North East is path breaking.
I will do my very best. ???????? https://t.co/tuTSYwrjnm
— Sushmita Dev সুস্মিতা দেব (@SushmitaDevAITC) September 14, 2021
Ms Dev, who was one of the national spokespersons of the Congress and its women’s wing chief, switched over to the Mamata Banerjee-led camp last month.
She has been assigned the job of looking after the party’s functioning in Assam and Tripura.
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