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Ex-Union Minister and BJP Leader Babul Supriyo Joins TMC

Babul Supriyo joins TMC, quits BJP months after being dropped from Modi cabinet

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BJP leader and former Union minister Babul Supriyo joined Mamata Banerjee‘s Trinamool Congress on Saturday. He did this in the presence of party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, and member of the Rajya Sabha Derek O’Brien.

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The official Twitter handle of the Trinamool Congress tweeted saying, “Today, in the presence of National General Secretary @abhishekaitc and RS MP @derekobrienmp, former Union Minister and sitting MP @SuPriyoBabul joined the Trinamool family. We take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to him!

Babul Supriyo was not happy after he was asked to resign from the union cabinet in July this year. This was before PM Modi reshuffled his council of ministers. Supriyo was denied a berth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle. About a month later, Supriyo announced that he was quitting politics but will continue to be an MP.

Supriyo, a singer-turned-politician, joined the BJP in 2014. He had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the Asansol constituency in West Bengal. In 2019, Supriyo defeated TMC star candidate Moon Moon Sen from the same constituency. He has been a Minister of State in the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. He had contested the 2021 Assembly Elections in West Bengal from the Tollyganj assembly constituency but lost the elections.

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