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Babul Supriyo formally resigns as MP

Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo. File
PTIOctober 19, 2021 13:20 IST
Updated: October 19, 2021 13:36 IST

The singer-turned-politician has repeatedly stressed that he did not want to continue as an MP since he was no longer a member of the party for which he won the seat

Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo formally resigned as an MP on October 19, a month after he quit the party to join the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC .

Mr. Supriyo thanked the BJP leadership for the confidence they had shown in him.

"My heart is heavy as I had began my political career with the BJP. I thank the PM, party chief, and Amit Shah. They showed confidence in me. I had left politics wholeheartedly. I thought that if I am not a part of the party, I should not keep any seat for myself," he said after meeting Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

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The development comes after the two-term MP from West Bengal's Asansol had on September 20 — two days after joining the State's ruling Trinamool Congress party — written to Mr. Birla, seeking a "brief" appointment with him to formally resign as a member of the House.

The singer-turned-politician has repeatedly stressed that he did not want to continue as an MP since he was no longer a member of the party for which he won the seat.

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