Kolkata (West Bengal) India, September 20: After meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, former Minister Babul Supriyo Trinamool Congress (TMC) welcomed him.
While speaking to media he said, “I am very happy to meet CM Mamata Banerjee. The way she welcomed me to the TMC family is very warm. She asked me to work with all my heart and sing with all my heart which I think is icing on the cake. She said ‘Pujor samayo tumi gaan karo’ (Sing during the time of Puja).”
Apparently they had a very musical talk. At the same time whatever she said was music to Babul’s ears. He thanked Didi (Mamata Banerjee) and party General Secretary, Abhishek Banerjee for welcoming him to the TMC.
REASON FOR THE CLASH.
Meanwhile, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) party members slammed Supriyo. This was for joining the TMC. On Sunday, BJP MP from Ranaghat , Jagannath Sarkar alleged that Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool Congress for personal gains. This was to evade the consequences of his involvement in the coal theft. Also he could evade cow smuggling cases by the same means .
Earlier, Supriyo had announced he was leaving politics . He was also about to resign as an MP. He had stated that he would not join any political party . Also the Trinamool Congress, CPI(M) or Congress were not on is mind . Babul Supriyo had resigned in August as minister of state for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. In a Facebook post, he said that there was a difference of opinion between him and the state BJP leaders. The difference of opinion among senior leaders was “harming the party”.
BJP asked him to step down from the Union Minister’s post ahead of the last Union cabinet regime in July. He called himself a “one-team player”, he said he won’t be joining any other party. Nonetheless a conversation with Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien last week made him rethink his decision. Also Trinamool General secretary Abhishek Banerjee talked to him. A phone call from Mamata Banerjee changed his mind. Image : Wikipedia