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Singer-Turned-Politician Babul Supriyo Bids Adieu To Politics

Kolkata: Two-time MP, singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo who had already set the tune for his quitting politics, on Saturday said ‘goodbye’ in a Facebook post.

“Alvida. 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!!

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

This was probably coming for he was among the 12 ministers who were dropped from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet on July 7 as part of the reshuffle. His fate was likely sealed when he lost to the Trinamool Congress’s Aroop Biswas in the April-May West Bengal assembly elections.

In a lengthy post in Bengali on social media, the BJP leader said: “I have made some of you happy, some sad but after a long discussion, am saying am leaving.

It’s not possible to stay in politics and do social work. Let me settle myself.

The last few days, I have gone to Amit Shah and JP Nadda Ji, I have told them what I feel.”

“I will never forget their love and so I can’t go to them, I don’t have the audacity to go to them and say this. I have decided what I will do; I had decided long back so if I go now they may feel am bargaining and when that is not right I don’t want them to have the wrong idea. I only pray they don’t misunderstand me.”

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