Babul Supriyo, as soon as a minister in Narendra Modi’s union cupboard, at this time turned a minister within the West Bengal authorities of Mamata Banerjee. He had joined her social gathering, Trinamool Congress, final yr after exiting the BJP.
Listed here are 5 key info about his journey as a politician:
The singer-turned-politician was as soon as a banker. After success as a Bollywood singer, he entered politics after an opportunity assembly with yoga guru Ramdev. He turned a Lok Sabha member from Asansol in 2014 — was made a minister too — after which once more in 2019, however give up in 2021, quickly after he was dropped from the union cupboard.
Final yr, he had contested the meeting polls from Tollygunge on the BJP ticket however misplaced, because the Trinamool received a 3rd consecutive time period. His loss, by an enormous margin of fifty,000 votes, got here even because the BJP elevated its numbers considerably within the meeting.
After quitting the BJP to hitch the TMC — one among many to take action after the meeting ballot — he’d mentioned he was disillusioned with the BJP and exited as a result of he was not okay with being benched. “I felt I ought to transfer on to a spot, to a staff the place the coach would need me within the staff,”.
He turned a member of the meeting in a bypoll as Mamata Banerjee fielded him, a seat that fell vacant because of the dying of minister Subrata Mukherjee. On a Trinamool ticket, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha received the Asansol Lok Sabha seat, which Mr Supriyo had left.
As a singer, he is identified primarily for romantic melodies — thought-about a part of a creative lineage of fashionable singers from Bengal, comparable to Kishore Kumar and Kumar Sanu. He has primarily sung for Hindi movies, moreover in Bengali and different languages.