Won’t quit as MP, says Babul Supriyo
The BJP on Monday managed to persuade Babul Supriyo against resigning as a Lok Sabha member even as the singer-turned-politician insisted that he would no longer be part of active politics.
Speaking to reporters after meeting BJP president J.P. Nadda, the Asansol MP said he would continue to discharge his constitutional responsibilities as a parliamentarian but withdraw from politics and leave his official residence in the national capital.
After being dropped from the Union cabinet, the two-term MP had announced that he would resign as MP and quit politics.
He told reporters on Monday that Union home minister Amit Shah and Nadda had spoken to him and he had taken a final decision after thinking over their suggestions.
He asserted that whatever he had said recently, some of which was seen to be critical of the BJP’s affairs in the state, was in the interest of the BJP and that he stood by that.