On Friday morning, the car in which Union Minister Babul Supriyo was travelling was hit from behind by a passenger bus on a flyover in Delhi. Minutes after the accident, Babul Supriyo tweeted that he was safe.
“My car got hit from behind by a Huge (unidentified) Volvo Bus, on the Highway Flyover on way to the Airport,” Mr Supriyo tweeted at 5:10 am.
My car got hit frm behind by a Huge(unidentified)Volvo Bus, on the Highway Flyover on way to the Airport•Driver somehow managed to steer off the flyover railing or else we wud have been thrown off•He was/is so rattled that i has to take the wheel after that•Good Luck ruled 😀
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) November 8, 2018
He also said, that the driver of his car immediately swung towards the side of the flyover where guardrails prevented the vehicle from going completely out of control.
“Driver somehow managed to steer off the flyover railing or else we wud have been thrown off,” he tweeted. “He was/is so rattled that i has to take the wheel after that. Good Luck ruled.”
Concerned people tweeted back saying that he should inform the police about the incident But the minister decided of taking it in his stride and give the cops a break. He even brought in West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee into the conversation.
“Thanks but you see the Police already have their hands full in Delhi with innumerable VVIPs staying here.. Flights, Cars, Lifts, Politics, West Bengal Police under MamtaDidi, Life itself – everything is pretty much risky Kisskiss cheez ka cctv footage dekhun (what CCTV footage should I see),” he further tweeted.
Babul Supriyo is the Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He is a singer-turned-politician from West Bengal has had run-ins with activists over allegations of displaying a short fuse in public. The minister was seen in a video threatening to break a man’s leg and put him on crutches at an event for the differently abled in West Bengal’s Asansol in September. Later, he clarified by saying that “no one cared to find out how I saved a programme organised for the divyangs from turning into a complete disaster by acting stern when it was desperately needed.”