Babul Supriyo, the BJP’s Asansol MP who was dropped as Union Minister within the current cupboard reshuffle, right now mentioned he was quitting politics. The Bollywood singer, nonetheless, made it clear he was not transferring to some other occasion, emphasising he was a “one-team player”.
He introduced his resolution to maneuver on in a Facebook put up that started with “I’m leaving…farewell.” The put up, in principally Bengali, additionally included the YouTube hyperlink to a music by the late playback artiste Hemanta Mukherjee.
“Heard everyone’s words — father, (mother) wife, daughter, two dear friends…After hearing everything, I say that I am not going to any other party – #TMC, #Congress, #CPIM, nowhere…I am a one Team Player! Have always supported one team #MohunBagan…Have backed only BJP in West Bengal…That’s it…I am going…” he wrote.
“If you want to do social work, you can do it without being in politics…let’s organise myself a little first and then…”
Mr Supriyo additionally mentioned he was quitting as MP.
He was changed earlier this month as Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. A number of months in the past, he misplaced within the West Bengal Assembly election from the Tollygunj constituency in Kolkata by over 50,000 votes.
Thanking prime BJP leaders like Amit Shah and JP Nadda for “their love”, he clarified that his transfer wasn’t aimed toward “bargaining”.
“…they might think I’m ‘bargaining’ for a ‘position’…I pray they don’t misunderstand me, forgive me…” he wrote.
Mr Supriyo himself raised the query — “why did I leave politics?” and answered it writing, “Did the loss of ministry have something to do with my resignation? Yes, certainly, to some degree. I don’t want to betray anyone but it will give me peace of mind to explain.”
And he went on to write down that when he grew to become BJP MP, he was the one one. Today, although, the BJP had turn into the primary opposition occasion in West Bengal and that there have been many new younger Turks within the occasion.
“Today, it doesn’t matter if a particular personality is in the party or not. That has become clear and it is the correct thing to accept that. I strongly believe that,” he mentioned.
In conclusion, Mr Supriyo likened his newest transfer to his shift in profession earlier: “I did the same in 1992 while leaving the job at Standard Chartered Bank and fleeing to Mumbai, today I did the same.”
“Before the elections, I had some differences of opinion with the state leadership — that can always happen but some of the issues became public,” he wrote concerning the state election that he misplaced.
Accepting partial accountability for the loss, he mentioned another leaders have been “very responsible for it”, with out stating who had a much bigger function to play within the defeat.
“The differences of opinion between senior leaders certainly caused problems in the party. It affected the workers on ‘ground zero’ and did not help the situation. To understand this, you don’t need to know rocket science. I thank the people of Asansol and step aside,” he wrote.