All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) nominated party leader Sushmita Dev to Rajya Sabha. Dev thanked CM Mamata for the opportunity. “There are couple of messages with this announcement. First, TMC again proved that the party’s vision is more women leaders in the parliament. Second, there is message for northeast by giving someone from that region in Rajya Sabha where West Bengal MLAs will be voting…I assure my leader that I will not let her down,” said Sushmita Dev to ANI.