Babul Supriyo, the singer-turned-BJP politician, set off hypothesis about his attainable retirement from politics with just a few social media posts this week. The former union minister stated he will get optimistic responses from his followers when he talks about music, and detrimental publicity when he posts one thing on politics.
The two-time member of Parliament was among the many 12 ministers who had been dropped from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cupboard on July 7 as a part of a rejig. His destiny was possible sealed when he misplaced to the Trinamool Congress’s Aroop Biswas within the April-May West Bengal meeting elections.
On Thursday, Supriyo wrote in a Facebook publish, “I get good and positive responses when I share something about songs/music and not for my social media posts on politics. There are many posts (from friends, fans, well-wishers and followers) who are suggesting that I should stay away from politics, which is forcing me to think deeply about it.”
In continuation, the BJP chief wrote on Friday, “Good Morning. At the outset, in regard to my post yesterday, thank you so much for all the genuine affection showered… in fact, I can’t thank you enough.”
He talked about that he began his political profession not as a result of he needed to appease everybody round him or these related to him. “It is not possible to appease all. Therefore, there are some who wrote negative comments because maybe I didn’t behave well with them. Maybe I scolded/screamed at them. A few known people from Asansol also shared their comments. They still remember that I ‘actually’ misbehaved with them but they forget that I also had adda sessions with them over tea, samosa and muri (puffed rice). They forget that I played football with them in muddy fields. I accept their feelings. I don’t have anything against them,” he wrote, whereas including that there are various who impressed him and he’s fairly impressed with a few of the posts.
During the primary time period of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance authorities, Supriyo served as a minister of state for city growth, housing and concrete poverty alleviation from November 2014 to July 2016, and minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises from July 2016 to May 2019. He additionally served as minister of state for atmosphere.
After he was dropped from the union cupboard on July 7, he first claimed on social media that he was requested to step down however quickly deleted the publish and easily wrote that he had resigned from the council of ministers.
He additionally stated, “When there is smoke, there must be a fire somewhere,” sustaining that he was “extraordinarily comfortable” to go “without a spot of corruption on him”.
The Asansol MP has additionally had a tough relationship with state BJP president Dilip Ghosh.
On January 12, 2020, Ghosh courted controversy by saying that those that harm public property needs to be shot “like in Uttar Pradesh”. Supriyo termed his assertion irresponsible.
In 2017, he took to Twitter and stated that Ghosh had requested him to not intrude within the occasion’s organisational work in Asansol. Trouble started after BJP councillor Emmanuel Wheeler, also called Bapi (in Asansol), joined the Trinamool Congress. Wheeler was sad with the district management and mentioned the matter with Supriyo. The MP then introduced up the matter with the state BJP chief. Afterwards, Supriyo tweeted, “Dilip Da (Dilip Ghosh) has told me that running the organisation is not the job of an MP or MLA. So I do not interfere in the organisation any more. You carry out your work. I was with you, I will be with you.”
In his Facebook publish on Friday, Supriyo additionally stated, “It would be unfair if I end my post abruptly; therefore I would like to mention the last two points. The first one is, during my childhood, I used to love it when people called me intelligent. But I would hate it if someone called me cunning. I hate that even today. The second point is, I can be anything…people can call me whatever they feel like…but I am not disloyal, a backstabber, or an opportunist. That’s all…I don’t want to comment on anything else.”