Will leave politics, quit as MP, Babul Supriyo posts on FB
BJP Lok Sabha MP Babul Supriyo posted on social media on Saturday that he is leaving politics, suggesting that this may have something to do with his recent loss of a post at the Union Ministry.
In a Facebook post written in Bangla, Supriyo stated that he does not join any other party and that if you want to do social work you can do so without party affiliation.
When the singer-turned-politician lost his post as minister, he wrote: “Kintu ekta proshner jabab amake diyey jete hobe because it is pertinent. Question: How do I get rid of Rajniti? What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Acne Scars? Haan achhe. Kichhuta toh nischoi ache (But I have to answer a question because it is relevant. Questions will arise as to why I was leaving politics. Is there any connection with the loss of ministerial posts? Yes, there is.
Lok Sabha, a two-time MP from Asansol in West Bengal, was among those dismissed from the Union’s Council of Ministers in the recent reshuffle. Previously, he was Minister of State in the Ministry for the Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
In his post, Supriyo stated that there were differences between him and some Bengali BJP leaders even before the state elections this summer. In some cases he was to blame, in others some state party leaders were held responsible, he wrote, adding that disagreements and differences between leading leaders had a negative impact on party workers at the grassroots level.
He wrote that he was leaving as such differences were undesirable.
When asked about Supriyo’s social media post, Lok Sabha MP and West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said, “He is still our party colleague and MP.”
Trinamool MP and political rival Sougata Roy said, “I met him a few days ago in the Central Hall (Parliament). He looked sad. I would ask him to stay in politics at least until 2024; he is still a member of parliament. But it’s his personal decision. “
Together with a song by Hemanta Mukherjee, Supriyo posted on Facebook: “Chollam. Alvida, Sobar kotha shunlam – Baba, ma, stree, kanya, du akjon priyo bandhibandhab. Sobtuku shune bujhe anubhab korei bolchi – onno kono dole jachchhi na. TMC, Congress, CPI (M) kothao na.Confirm korchhi keu amay dakeo ni amio jacchi na (Goodbye. I’m going. Heard what my father, my mother, Wife and daughter had to say. Talked to a friend or two. After evaluating and understanding everything (I’m going). I’m not going to any other party – TMC, Congress or CPM … nowhere. I can attest to that Nobody called me and I have nowhere to go). “
The BJP leader described himself as a “one-team player” and wrote: “I’ve always supported a team – #MohunBagan. Just made one party – BJP West Bengal … “
Supriyo also wrote that in recent days he has reached out to Interior Minister Amit Shah and the BJP’s national president JP Nadda expressing his desire to get out of politics, and the two leaders have stopped him every time.
“I cannot forget their love, and so I cannot dare repeat myself in front of them. I made up my mind a long time ago what I wanted to do. If I repeat myself, you might think that I am bargaining for an item. Since that’s not true, I don’t want to arouse suspicion. I pray that they will not get me wrong and that they will forgive me, ”he wrote.
Supriyo also stated that there are many differences between 2014 and now in terms of the BJP’s position in that state. In 2014, Supriyo said, he was the only BJP MP from Bengal – SS Ahluwalia won with the support of the ally GJM from Darjeeling – but today “the BJP is the main opposition party in Bengal. Today the party has both young and bright and experienced leaders…. Under their leadership the party will go a long way … at the same time it is clear that it doesn’t matter whether a certain person stays or leaves … “
He also wrote that many new Union ministers were still unable to get government accommodation in the state capital and that he would therefore vacate his house within a month. “I will not accept a salary either,” he wrote.
He ended up quitting his job at a private bank in 1992 and going to Mumbai to try his hand at playback singing. “Kichhu kotha baki riye gelo; hoyto kokhono bolbo… aaaj nai ba bollam. Chollam (There was more to say. Maybe one day I’ll say it. Not today … I’m going) “
In response to the development, TMC spokesman Kunal Ghosh said: “This underscores the circus that is taking place within the BJP. Instead of presenting his resignation to the Lok Sabha spokesman, he posts it on social media. This is a drama after the loss of the ministerial office. “
CPI (M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said: “The BJP claims it can go with everyone. But Babul Supriyo’s post proves that the party cannot take its own leaders with it. Supriyo is a singer and a creative person. “