Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, actress Kushboo Sundar on Wednesday joined the Congress.
Addressing a press conference, the actor-politician said: “I finally feel I’m home”.
“Congress is where I want to be. I believe it is the only party which can be good for India and give it secularism,” added Kushboo.
She also lashed out at DMK, saying the party did not give her due recognition.
The former DMK leader further said that her focus would not be restricted only to Tamil Nadu but the entire country.
Congress leaders feel that the entry of the popular actress would be a morale booster at a time when senior leader GK Vasan had deserted it with his followers.
Known for her penchant for making controversial remarks like the one on pre-martial sex, Kushboo quit the DMK on June 16, saying she was slighted by the party leadership.
In a letter to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, she had complained that her hardwork had become a one-way path in the party.
She joined the DMK in May 2010 when it was the ruling party in Tamil Nadu.
Kushboo’s house had come under attack last year after she made certain comments about leadership succession in the DMK, which attracted the wrath of supporters of party Treasurer MK Stalin.