Kolkata/New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Babul Supriyo, the singer turned BJP politician announced his departure from active politics on Saturday. The development took place days after he posted a number of cryptic social media posts, leading to the expectations of him quitting the BJP. The two-time Member of Parliament (MP) from Asansol finally said ‘goodbye’ to active politics in a long social media post months after BJP's stunning defeat in West Bengal assembly elections 2021.

“Alvida. I am not going to any other party - TMC, Congress, CPIM, nowhere. I am confirming that nobody has called me. 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!!,” Babul said, putting off the rumours of him switching to some other political party.

“I have stayed for too long. I have helped somebody, have disappointed somebody," his post read.

Babul clarified that he is not quitting in the greed of a specific position or status since he is not quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party to join any other party, be it CPI(M) or Trinamool Congress. Babul Supriyo also announced that since he is quitting the BJP, he will also consequently vacate his Loksabha seat of Asansol. "I need some time for myself personally," Supriyo said, adding that he will also vacate his MP bungalow in New Delhi within a period of one month.

Moments later, Supriyo, however edited the facebook post with the part saying that he has not been called by "TMC, Congress or CPI (M)" and neither is he joining them. The edited paragraph reads, "After speaking to my father, mother, wife, daughter and friends and understanding everything, I am saying that I am leaving."

The singer turned politician expressed the gratitude to BJP president JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah for believing in him during the course of past few years. Supriyo said that he will now spend his time in social work which he can perform without being in active politics.

Babul Supriyo was among a dozen of Union ministers who was shown the exit door from the Modi cabinet in its recent reshuffle exercise. Supriyo had also lost to the Trinamool Congress’s Aroop Biswas in April-May West Bengal assembly elections.

Posted By: Mukul Sharma