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'Life Has Opened a New Avenue for Me', Says Babul Supriyo on Joining TMC

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Last Updated: September 19, 2021, 17:31 IST

Kolkata

Babul Supriyo on Sept 18 joined Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. (File photo/News18)

Babul Supriyo on Sept 18 joined Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. (File photo/News18)

A two-term MP from Asansol, he had earlier declared he will quit politics, before being persuaded by the BJP leadership to continue as a Lok Sabha member.

Former Union minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo, who switched over to West Bengal’s ruling TMC in a surprise move, on Sunday said life has now opened a new avenue for him from the prospect of being “retired hurt” from public affairs. Supriyo also said he has nothing to prove to anybody, and he has been involved in politics from the grassroots level since becoming an MP in 2014 on a BJP ticket from Asansol.

“Life has opened a new avenue for me from the prospect of being retired hurt from public life,” Supriyo said, addressing a press conference at the Trinamool Congress headquarters here. “I received a lot of love and support from a party (TMC) with which I had a very tumultuous relationship,” he said.

Blowing hot and cold for several weeks after being dropped from the Narendra Modi government, the BJP MP sprang a surprise on Saturday when he joined the TMC and asserted he will work for the development of the state.

Supriyo said that everything happened in the last three days. “I said it several times that I will leave politics from core of my heart. There is no politics of revenge. I’m very excited to start work in the TMC. Leaving politics wasn’t a drama.”

A two-term MP from Asansol, he had earlier declared he will quit politics, before being persuaded by the BJP leadership to continue as a Lok Sabha member.

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first published:September 19, 2021, 17:31 IST
last updated:September 19, 2021, 17:31 IST