Trinamool Congress (TMC) has nominated Sushmita Dev, who recently left the Congress and joined the party, to the Rajya Sabha. TMC said CM Mamata Banerjee’s vision to empower women and ensure their maximum participation in politics shall help our society to achieve much more!” While expressing happiness over being nominated as Rajya Sabha candidate, Sushmita Dev said, “I am overwhelmed. I wholeheartedly thank our leader Mamata Banerjee. Her firm belief in seeing more women in Parliament is exemplary. I will give my best.” Dev was the president of the women’s wing of Congress before joining TMC. On 16 August this year, she resigned from Congress.