'My own partymen were happy...': Babul Supriyo firm on quitting politics, but will remain MP

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Monday, August 02, 2021, 10:34 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo firm on quitting politics, but will remain MP |

Kolkata: After holding a meeting with BJP national president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo said that though he will not leave his MP post but will stick to his earlier decision of quitting politics.

“I will stick to my earlier decision of quitting politics. I am grateful to Shah and Nadda for blessing me and just for their request and just because of the love that people of Asansol had shown me, I will remain in the constitutional post of Asansol MP. I will also leave the bungalow given to me and won’t take minister’s salary,” said Babul.

The Asansol MP also claimed that after he has chalked out an alternative source of income. He said he would not take even the MPs salary.

“I have a very young family and since I have another option of singing I would go back there and once I get an alternative source of income will forgo MPs salary. I will be stationed at either Kolkata or Mumbai. I have spent a lot from the MP-lad fund for Asansol to complete those works but won’t be seen in any political congregation,” claimed the former Minister of State.

Asked what he would do after 2024 to which Babul said he won’t continue.

“There are some reasons for me quitting politics which I cannot say now and don’t think I would continue after 2024. After my minister post was taken away more than any political party my own party men were very happy. There are many problems in Bengal BJP,” added the singer-turned-politician.

According to BJP sources, earlier this day Nadda had held a video conference with Babul.

Slamming Babul, TMC state general secretary and spokesperson said that Babul is playing with words.

“From the very beginning I said that Babul is staging drama. Babul did you leave singing and started doing drama? Just to keep the image clear Babul started playing with words that he won’t continue with any party but would remain as MP,” slammed Kunal.

Before leaving, Babul also confirmed that he won’t join any political party and will also give up all his security.

It can be recalled, during the poll campaign in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally had said that ‘Mujhe Babul Parliament mein chahiye’ (I want Babul in Parliament). Ever since then Babul had been extremely close to the central leaders and was also Minister of state in both the terms.

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