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TMC candidate for Ballygunge meeting by-poll, Babul Supriyo, who converted to the Mamata Banerjee-led occasion from the BJP final September, on Friday mentioned his choice to give up the saffron occasion was prompted by politics of “hatred and divisiveness” practised by its members. The previous MP had left the BJP shortly after dropping his ministerial berth on the Centre.

Typically trolled on social media over his choice to modify camps, Supriyo on Friday, tagging Bengal BJP’s official web page, tweeted, “My choice to give up was prompted by the politics of hatred, divisiveness (practised within the saffron camp). I might not reconcile to such model of politics.”

Asserting that he would do no matter was wanted to guard the heritage, tradition and secular values of Bengal, Supriyo mentioned, “Individuals of Asansol know I had by no means practiced the sectarian and slender 70:30 or 80:20 politics in Bengal and can by no means try this.” The Left had accused the previous minister of fuelling communal sentiments following a riot in Asansol space of Paschim Bardhaman district in 2018. Alleging that he was betrayed by the BJP management in Bengal, Supriyo said, “I’d work to uphold the motto of unity in variety.” He additionally mentioned that “he couldn’t settle for the common insults made to Bengalis, the refusal to acknowledge the great work of a Bengali”.

Responding to his allegations, BJP nationwide vice-president Dilip Ghosh puzzled why he “woke as much as the true character of the BJP this late”. “We by no means noticed such a treacherous persona earlier than,” he mentioned.

“If he thinks Bengalis usually are not getting due recognition, how come he was made a union minister by Shri Narendra Modi in 2014, regardless of being a brand new entrant in politics? He was a singer and had no political background. Has he forgotten how he was defeated by the TMC in Tollygunje final 12 months?” Ghosh mentioned. Echoing him, BJP nationwide secretary Anupam Hazra mentioned it was ironical that Supriyo didn’t uncover these traits and vices when he was a minister “We’re fortunate to have gotten ridden of such unprincipled unethical individual,” Hazra mentioned.

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