After former Union Minister Babul Supriyo joined Trinamool Congress (TMC), Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday mentioned Supriyo’s departure didn’t trigger any loss to the BJP since he isn’t politically important.
Mr Adhikari, whereas chatting with ANI mentioned, “This is his personal decision. Babul ji should immediately resign from membership of Parliament. Before leaving, he should have informed the BJP. BJP has not suffered any loss due to his departure. He is not a mass leader. Babul Supriyo is also not even a good political organizer. He does not have political significance. I did not get a chance to work with him for a long time. But personally, he is a good friend.”
“He had the issue of status and ministership. I had been a cabinet minister in the state government and held three big positions. But I left everything and joined BJP on ethical and ideological ground. Supriyo had been only a Minister of State. He was a minister for seven years. Not a single booth president will go after him. He has no political impact,” he added.
Former Union Minister and ex-BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday formally joined TMC. He had give up the BJP following the latest Union Cabinet reshuffle.
Sitting MP Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool household within the presence of National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien.
Speaking to ANI, Mr Supriyo mentioned, “I accepted the opportunity given to me by Didi (Mamata Banerjee) and Abhishek. I left politics wholeheartedly and I am accepting the opportunity wholeheartedly. I met Abhishek Banerjee. The work to be done for Bengal was presented before me. I am excited. I want to work under the leadership of Didi. I will meet Didi on Monday.”
Earlier in August, BJP chief Babul Supriyo mentioned he’ll proceed to work constitutionally as a Member of Parliament however has withdrawn himself from energetic politics.
“I will continue to work constitutionally as an MP in Asansol. Politics is beyond the constitutional post and I withdraw myself from it. I will not join any other party. I will vacate the MP bungalow in Delhi and release security personnel from their duties soon,” Mr Supriyo had advised ANI.
Earlier, Mr Supriyo had introduced he was leaving politics and also will resign as an MP. He had said that he wouldn’t be part of any political social gathering and neither have the events together with the Trinamool Congress, CPI(M) or Congress referred to as him.
Babul Supriyo had resigned in August as minister of state for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. In a Facebook put up, he mentioned that there was a distinction of opinion between him and the state BJP leaders and that the distinction of opinion amongst senior leaders was “harming the party”.
Notably, Mr Supriyo’s safety cowl has been modified to Y from the Z class this morning. He has been given safety by the central authorities. Mr Supriyo has a safety cowl of the Central Reserve Police Force.
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