On September 18, Former union minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo joined West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress. TMC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and TMC MP Derek O’Brien were also present for welcoming MP Babul Supriyo.
“National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien, former Union Minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool family,” All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) wrote on Twitter.
We take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to him! pic.twitter.com/6OEeEz5OGj
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) September 18, 2021
“I meant it from my heart when I said I will leave politics. However, I felt there was a huge opportunity that was entrusted to me (on joining TMC). All my friends said my decision to leave politics was wrong and emotional,” said Babul Supriyo while joining Trinamool.
“I am very proud that I am changing my decision. I am coming back for a great opportunity to serve Bengal. I am very excited. I will meet Didi (CM Mamata Banerjee) on Monday. I am overwhelmed by the warm welcome. A great opportunity has been given to me by Didi and Abhishek, has I have joined TMC, there is no point in holding on to my seat in Asansol. I’ve come into politics because of Asansol. I will do for that constituency as much as possible.” After the announcement of quitting politics made by former BJP leader and Asansol MP a month ago, Babul Supriyo announced to join TMC.
In August Babul Supriyo said that he will continue to work constitutionally as an MP in Asansol. As politics is seen beyond the constitutional post, he will withdraw himself from it. He is not going to join any other party and will leave the MP bungalow in Delhi and release security personnel from their duties soon.
In July during the Cabinet reshuffle, Babul Supriyo lost his post in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministry this year, and after days of it, he quit the party mentioning the difference of opinion between him and other leaders of the West Bengal BJP unit.