As news surfaced of Union Minister Babul Supriyo issuing his resignation from the Cabinet, the former MoS Environment, Forest & Climate put up a post on Facebook, explaining his decision.
He said he was happy to resign without any charges of corruption and having served his constituency 'with all his might'. He thanked PM Narendra Modi for 'giving him the privilege to serve his country as a Member of PM's Council of Ministers'.
His post read: Yes, when there is smoke there must be a fire somewhere. Not being able to take phone calls of my friends in the media who care for me hence let me spell it out myself...
Yes, I have resigned from the Council Of Ministers !! (As I had framed it earlier, “Asked to resign” may not be the right way to put it)
I thank Honble Prime Minister for giving me the privilege to serve my country as a Member of his Council of Ministers..
I am extremely happy that I go today without a spot of corruption on me, having served my constituency with all my might & having enjoyed their cindiendence when Asansol voted me back as their MP once again, with triple the Margin in 2019 again 🙏
My bestest of wishes to my colleagues, whose names I can’t spell out but by now everyone is aware, will be sworn in as Hon’ble Ministers from Bengal. I am surely SAD for myself but very HAPPY for them ❤️ More power to all of them.