New Delhi: Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo will formally resign Tuesday as Member of Parliament. This was disclosed by the former Union minister in a tweet. This development comes weeks after Babul Supriyo quit the party to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
In a tweet Monday, the former Union Minister thanked Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for granting him appointment to resign as MP.
“Sincere Gratitude to Hon’ble Speaker Sir @ombirlakota for granting me his time tmrw at 11am to formally resign as a MP. I will not hold on to the Berth/Perks/Salary of a MP now that I am no longer a part of @BJP4India that I won the seat for. If I have it in me, will win it again,” Supriyo tweeted.
This comes after the two-term MP from Asansol had September 20 – two days after joining West Bengal’s ruling TMC party – wrote to Birla, seeking a ‘brief’ appointment with him to formally resign as a member of the house.
Hitting out at his detractors, Supriyo reminded them of his time with the saffron party. “Just wish to ask one Ques (question) to the ‘Employed Trolls’ who am sure are attacking me frm (from) their homes. So where were u (you) guys when I fought for BJP since 2014? Ask your conscience as to who back-stabbed whom… Unless needed I don’t post anything on SM (social media). Just read the first two comments,” Supriyo said.
Supriyo’s love affair with the BJP took a turn for the worse when he was asked to resign from his post of Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. He then had expressed shock at his ouster from the Cabinet.