KPCC executive member Shabida Kamal joined CPI(M) at a function held in Kollam on Sunday.
She soon took to Facebook to declare the news, but attracted criticism at shifting allegiance, at a time when Kerala is going for polls in a fortnight.
Reports suggest that she was not in good terms with the Congress for quite some time. After the UDF candidate list was released, Shahida had openly expressed her displeasure at being left out and later lashed out at actor Jagdish, who is contesting from Pathanapuram on a UDF ticket.
It was in 2009 that Shahida was â€śmoved to tearsâ€ť after the then leader of opposition Oommen Chandy declared her name to contest from Kasargod constituency in the Lok Sabha elections. Shahida, who was then the Mahila Congress national general secretary, had replaced Shanimol Usman. She also contested in 2011 assembly polls, but was defeated both times.
She has held important posts of KSU state executive panel, Youth Congress state general secretary and AICC member in her political stint with the Congress.
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