Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar has known as the grand outdated party a ‘mentally retarded’ party. Khushbu joined the BJP on Monday after quitting the Congress. Speaking to media quickly after touchdown in Chennai on Tuesday afternoon, Khushbu mentioned that she was loyal to the Congress, however the ‘party disrespected me’.
“They (the Congress) don’t want an intelligent woman. To say that I was seen only as an actress, shows the Congress’ cheap thoughts,” the south celebrity mentioned as she cited feedback by Tamil Nadu Congress leaders.
Khushbu joined the BJP in Delhi on Monday within the presence of BJP’s nationwide normal secretary CT Ravi and later met BJP president JP Nadda. She praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying if the nation has to ‘transfer ahead’ it wants the management of Modi. Khushbu, 50, featured in additional than 200 films.
Khushbu’s resolution to hitch the BJP forward of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls scheduled subsequent 12 months is being seen because the saffron party’s try and ramp up its organisation within the southern state the place it has a very weak presence.
Khushbu had began her political profession with the DMK in 2010 when it was in energy. She joined the Congress in 2014. She resigned from the grand outdated party on Monday after six years and wrote a scathing letter to party’s nationwide president Sonia Gandhi. The actor mentioned that people like her had been being suppressed by “few elements seated at higher levels within the party”.
Several standard actors from Tamil Nandu have joined the BJP within the state in current instances. The record of actors and film subject celebrities who’ve joined the saffron party contains Khushbu, Radha Ravi, Gouthami, Namitha, Gangai Amaran, Kutti Padmini, Gayathri Raghuram, S.Ve. Shekher, Perarasu, Kasturi Raja, Power Star Srinivasan, Pyramid Natarajan and others.
On Monday, aside from Khushbu, former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official Saravana Kumar additionally joined the BJP. He is the second former bureaucrat to have joined the BJP after Ok Annamalai, a 2011 batch IPS officer who resigned from service in 2019. Sometime again DMK’s Deputy General Secretary VP Duraisamy additionally joined the BJP.