NEW DELHI: Ending days of speculation, Congress spokesperson and party’s known face from Tamil Nadu Khushbu Sundar joined BJP on Monday, saying India needs Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is taking the country forward in the right direction.
BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit president L Murugan welcomed her to the party in the presence of party general secretary C T Rav. Sundar called on party President J P Nadda soon after joining the party.
“It is an immense pleasure to take a step forward and become a part of BJP. Over a period of time, I have come to an understanding that the nation should move forward. For that, we need somebody like Narendra Modi ji to take the country in the right direction,” the actor-turned politician said.
Khushbu said she would do her best to discharge the responsibility given to her and ensure the party’s victory in the assembly elections, due in Tamil Nadu next year.
“I am here as the millions of people of this country, who have great hopes in BJP under the esteemed leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I will work like any other worker to the best of my abilities,” she said.
Earlier in the day, she sent her resignation as primary member of Congress to party president Sonia Gandhi.
As many as 12 film and television stars from West Bengal had joined BJP in July last year. The development was significant as the party has left no stone unturned to dethrone the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC in the state which goes to polls next year. The saffron party had won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in the general elections last year.