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Former Union minister Babul Supriyo quits BJP, joins TMC today

KOLKATA: Former Union Minister and MP Babul Supriyo today joined ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. Supriyo was given TMC membership by Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and National General Secretary of TMC Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Dereo O’Brien.

Welcoming the new member to the party, TMC tweeted, “Today, in the presence of National General Secretary
@abhishekaitc and RS MP @derekobrienmp, former Union Minister and sitting [email protected] joined the Trinamool family. We take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to him!”

Supriyo had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the recent Union Cabinet reshuffle. Upset at being dropped from the Union Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two-term MP had earlier announced that he will resign as MP and quit politics.

It may be recalled that since the Bengal election results in May this year, 4 TMC turncoats who had won election on the BJP ticket had returned to the TMC reducing the saffron party’s tally in Bengal assembly to 71.

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