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Zero Ground Impact in Tamil Nadu: Congress on the Exit of Khushbu Sundar

Accusing actress Kushboo Sundar of lacking “ideological commitment,” Congress said Monday that her resignation from the organization would have no impact on Tamil Nadu politics. AICC in charge of Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Gundu Rao, said he has been criticizing the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi until a week ago. Joining the BJP, which she had been criticizing, for some positions suggests that Kushboo has no ideological commitment, she said amid reports that she would embrace the party led by JP Nadda.

“It is regrettable that she is doing this. It will not have any impact on Tamil Nadu politics,” Rao said.

Congress is reorganizing and reviewing the team in Tamil Nadu and preparing for the Assembly elections, scheduled for next year, he said.

“We’re not going to deviate from that, for all these issues (Kushboo leaves the party),” Rao said.

Kushboo’s decision would not have any impact on the ground in Tamil Nadu, he said, adding that the media can deal with the issue for a couple of days as she is an actress and then the matter would settle down.

“It will have no impact, zero impact,” he said.

The BJP would not win with their entry as there is “great anti-BJP sentiment” in Tamil Nadu, Rao claimed.

Kushboo could join the BJP for “other reasons, not just political,” he said, adding that he does not want to elaborate on this comment.

Kushboo, who was a national spokesperson for Congress, resigned from the party’s main membership Monday protesting what she called some leaders “dictating terms” and “cracking down on it.”

Meanwhile, the party announced in Delhi that Kushboo had been removed from his post as spokesman for the All India Congressional Committee with “immediate effect”.

Popular Tamil actor, he was with DMK before joining Congress in 2014.

(With PTI inputs)

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