Guwahati News Desk: Former Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Saturday, informed about his decision to quit politics and his resignation as an MP.
Supriyo announced his decision in a cryptic Facebook post and stated, “Leaving, Alvida. Spoke to my parents, wife, friends, and after listening to the advice I am saying that I am leaving. Am not going to any other party – TMC, Congress, CPIM, nowhere. I am confirming that nobody has called me. I am going nowhere. I am a one-team player! Have always supported one team #MohunBagan – Have been with only one party – BJP West Bengal. That’s it!! Leaving.”
His post further read, “I have stayed for too long… I have helped somebody, have disappointed somebody, It is for the people to decide. To be involved in social work, you can do that without being involved in any politics.”
It was only earlier this month, during the major cabinet reshuffle, when Supriyo, who had held several portfolios as MoS in the Narendra Modi government since 2014, was removed suddenly.
Hence, he did hint that the decision was partly due to losing the ministerial berth and also for differences with the State BJP leadership.
Supriyo further wrote in the Facebook post, “If someone ask that whether leaving the politics is somehow connected to losing ministry. Yes then it is true to some extent…. Also had differences with the state leadership since the assembly poll campaign.”
The two-time MP from Asansol was among the several ministers who were dropped from the union cabinet on July 7, as part of a major reshuffle carried out by PM Modi.
Both Supriyo and Debasree Chaudhuri were dropped as ministers. Four other MPs from West Bengal, including – Nishit Pramanik, Santanu Thakur, Subhas Sarkar and John Barla were inducted as MoS in the ministry.
Meanwhile, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh declined to comment on the prevailing issue.