Weeks after being removed from as Union minister, BJP’s Asansol MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday announced that he was quitting politics.
The former Union minister however made it clear that he would not join any party – TMC, Congress, CPI(M).
The Bollywood singer said he is a “one-team player”.
The BJP leader from West Bengal made the announcement in a Facebook post.
He started the Facebook post with “I’m leaving…farewell”.
“Heard everyone’s words – father, (mother) wife, daughter, two dear friends…After hearing everything, I say that I am not going to any other party – #TMC, #Congress, #CPIM, nowhere… I am a one Team Player!”
“Have always supported one team #MohunBagan…Have backed only BJP in West Bengal…That’s it…I am going…” the artiste wrote in the post.
“If you want to do social work, you can do it without being in politics…let’s organise myself a little first and then…,” he wrote.
Supriyo was serving as the Union minister of state for environment, forest, and climate change before he was dropped from the ministry.
But he was removed as a minister in the Narendra Modi Cabinet earlier this month.
In the last West Bengal Assembly election 2021, he lost in the Tollygunj constituency in Kolkata by over 50,000 votes.
He has thanked Union minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda for “their love”.
He wrote: “…they might think I’m ‘bargaining’ for a ‘position’…I pray they don’t misunderstand me, forgive me…”