In an unexpected call, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Babul Supriyo announced that he has decided to quit politics and will also be resigning as an MP. He, however, hinted the decision was partly due to losing the ministerial berth and also differences with the state saffron party leadership.
Babul, who had held several portfolios as MOS in the Narendra Modi-led government since 2014, was removed earlier this month during a major cabinet reshuffle. He clearly mentioned that he has no plans to move in another party.
"Leaving, Alvida. Spoke to my parents, wife, friends, and after listening to the advice I am saying that I am leaving. Am not going to any other party - TMC, Congress, CPM, nowhere. I am confirming that nobody has called me," he said.
"I am going nowhere. I am a one-team player! Have always supported one team #MohunBagan - Have been with only one party - BJP West Bengal. That's it!! Leaving," his Facebook post read.
"I have stayed for too long - I have helped somebody, have disappointed somebody, It is for the people to decide. To be involved in social work, you can do that without being involved in any politics," he added.
The two-time MP from Asansol was among the several ministers who were dropped from the union cabinet on July 7 as part of a major rejig.