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Babul Supriyo faces ‘violent mob’ of BJP supporters in Agartala, cries foul

“It is a joke/shame that BJP preaches against political violence, given the filth I see them resort to in Tripura,” wrote Babul Supriyo in a tweet from his official handle, also tagging Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in the post.
Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo addresses a press conference after joining the All India Trinamool Congress in Kolkata, on September 19, 2021. (Samir Jana / HT File Photo)
Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo addresses a press conference after joining the All India Trinamool Congress in Kolkata, on September 19, 2021. (Samir Jana / HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo to resign from Lok Sabha today

The former Union minister, who is the sitting and 2-term MP from Asansol, is scheduled to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at 11am.
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo/ANI)
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo/ANI)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 05:19 AM IST
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Babul Supriyo thanks Lok Sabha Speaker for granting time to resign as MP

The former Union minister will meet Om Birla at 11am tomorrow, read a post on his Twitter handle.
Babul Supriyo after joining the TMC last month (PTI)
Babul Supriyo after joining the TMC last month (PTI)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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Babul Supriyo, Nusrat Jahan find no mention in TMC campaigners' list for Bengal

Trinamool supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who solidified her post days ago after winning the Bhabanipur by-election with a record vote margin, is expectedly among the star campaigners featured in the TMC list.
Babul Supriyo and Nusrat Jahan are among the notable names missing from the TMC list. (File Photo / HT)
Babul Supriyo and Nusrat Jahan are among the notable names missing from the TMC list. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Coming back from exile’: How Babul Supriyo went from TMC critic to party member

Should Babul Supriyo apologise to Mamata Banerjee?
Should Babul Supriyo apologise to Mamata Banerjee?
Published on Sep 30, 2021 11:26 AM IST
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Babul Supriyo says Mamata Banerjee's words music to his ears

The singer-turned-politician who recently jumped ship from the BJP to the ruling camp in Bengal said the chief minister asked him to work and sing with all his heart.
Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday. (File photo)
Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday. (File photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Don’t want to campaign for the Bhabanipur bypoll: Babul Supriyo

Banerjee has to win the Bhabanipur bypoll to retain her chief minister’s post after having lost to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram in the assembly elections held in April-May this year.
Babul Supriyo (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Babul Supriyo (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 12:15 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Kolkata

‘Good opportunity for public welfare’: Babul Supriyo after joining Trinamool

The sitting MP from West Bengal's Asansol constituency was miffed at the BJP for dropping him from his Cabinet role during the recent reshuffle.
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool Congress in presence of party's national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata on Saturday. (Twitter/Trinamool Congress)
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo joined the Trinamool Congress in presence of party's national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, in Kolkata on Saturday. (Twitter/Trinamool Congress)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 05:29 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

‘Wait and watch’: TMC says more leaders to join after Babul Supriyo’s entry

After joining TMC, former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo said that his decision to switch sides happened in the last four days after he met party supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.
Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo (left) joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday in presence of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee (right). (PTI Photo)
Former BJP leader and Union minister of state Babul Supriyo (left) joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday in presence of TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee (right). (PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 11:43 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Babul Supriyo joins TMC, says will resign as Asansol MP

Weeks after he was dropped from the Union cabinet, the playback singer-turned-politician said he was quitting politics and will soon resign from the Lok Sabha. However, he went back on his decision after a meeting with BJP president JP Nadda and said he would continue to work as a parliamentarian.
TMC leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O’Brien welcome Babul Supriyo (centre) to the party on Saturday. (PTI)
TMC leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O’Brien welcome Babul Supriyo (centre) to the party on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2021 11:33 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Kolkata

Blow for BJP as PM Modi's ex-minister Babul Supriyo joins Mamata's TMC | Bengal

Babul Supriyo joined TMC after declaring he was quitting politics when he was dropped from Union Cabinet
Babul Supriyo joined TMC after declaring he was quitting politics when he was dropped from Union Cabinet
Published on Sep 18, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo's security cover scaled down to Y-category

According to an order issued by the Union home ministry, as cited by news agency PTI, Supriyo’s cover has been scaled down from the Z-category to the Y-category. Under the lower category security cover, Supriyo will be guarded by two armed personnel during travel.
Supriyo joined the TMC in the presence of party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP and spokesperson Derek O’Brien.(PTI Photo)
Supriyo joined the TMC in the presence of party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP and spokesperson Derek O’Brien.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 06:15 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Supriyo tweeted for Mamata's BJP opponent in Bhabanipur, joins TMC days later

Babul Supriyo was welcomed to the TMC by party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and spokesperson Derek O’Brien, weeks after saying he would quit the political space.
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress. (ANI Photo)
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2021 04:01 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress days after he ‘quit politics'

The Trinamool Congress posted photos of Babul Supriyo joining the party and extended a warm welcome to the former Union minister.
Babul Supriyo joined Trinamool Congress on Saturday.
Babul Supriyo joined Trinamool Congress on Saturday.
Published on Sep 18, 2021 02:58 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Already met party leadership, says Babul Supriyo, 'Theatrics', says Dilip Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh said Babul Supriyo is still in the party and termed his resignation as "theatrics" to be in news.
Babul Supriyo said he met the top leadership of the party on Saturday night after making the announcement on his Facebook page.
Babul Supriyo said he met the top leadership of the party on Saturday night after making the announcement on his Facebook page.
Published on Aug 01, 2021 10:33 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo clarifies on joining other parties, says, 'Won't have to deal...'

"If Imran Khan can make a hospital in his mother's name, why can't I? I can work for people without being a minister or an MP," Babul Supriyo wrote on Facebook.
After speculations over his edited posts, Babul Supriyo again clarified that he indeed is not joining any other political parties.
After speculations over his edited posts, Babul Supriyo again clarified that he indeed is not joining any other political parties.
Published on Aug 01, 2021 03:05 PM IST
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Quitting politics, will resign as MP too, says Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo won the Lok Sabha elections for the first time on a BJP ticket in 2014 and was given a ministerial berth.
Babul Supriyo said he will be leaving his government accommodation within a month to make way for new ministers who need living quarters. (ANI Photo)
Babul Supriyo said he will be leaving his government accommodation within a month to make way for new ministers who need living quarters. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2021 12:51 AM IST
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'Clear gimmick': TMC says not giving any importance to Babul Supriyo

In a surprising development, the former Union minister and BJP MP announced on Saturday he was quitting politics.
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo/HT)
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo/HT)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Babul Supriyo edits resignation post

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo)
Former Union minister Babul Supriyo (File Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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Babul Supriyo edits resignation post, deletes 'won't join any party' part

Babul Supriyo deleted the part where he had written he won't be joining any party.
Babul Supriyo's Facebook announcement has triggered many speculations, especially after he edited it.
Babul Supriyo's Facebook announcement has triggered many speculations, especially after he edited it.
Published on Jul 31, 2021 08:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

'BJP was not expecting seat, didn't like it,' Babul Supriyo on joining politics

Babul Supriyo wrote he truly doesn't want to be in politics. It should not be construed as bargaining for any post.
Babul Supriyo said he joined BJP as he took the challenge as a Bengali to get BJP a seat in West Bengal in 2014.
Babul Supriyo said he joined BJP as he took the challenge as a Bengali to get BJP a seat in West Bengal in 2014.
Published on Jul 31, 2021 07:16 PM IST
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'Alvida': Babul Supriyo quits politics, says his absence 'won't matter' in BJP

BJP MP Babul Supriyo wrote a long Facebook post on Saturday announcing his self-exile from politics. He is a one-team player, he wrote and is not joining any other party, the singer-turned-politician wrote.
Babul Supriyo On Saturday announced that he will be quitting the BJP but not to join any other party. He said he will be quitting politics. (PTI)
Babul Supriyo On Saturday announced that he will be quitting the BJP but not to join any other party. He said he will be quitting politics. (PTI)
Published on Jul 31, 2021 05:14 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Dilip Ghosh jabs Babul Supriyo over 'asked to resign' Facebook post

Babul Supriyo had said in a post from his official Facebook account on Wednesday that he was "asked to resign" from his post as the Union minister of state of environment, forest and climate change ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-anticipated reshuffle of his council of ministers.
Dilip Ghosh said that of the 12 ministers who resigned, no one else had made such remarks about the party. (File Photo)
Dilip Ghosh said that of the 12 ministers who resigned, no one else had made such remarks about the party. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 10:58 AM IST
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News updates from HT: 2 Maldivian women oppose bail plea of ex-Kerala top cop

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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'Without a spot of corruption': Babul Supriyo is sad but was 'not asked to quit'

Babul Supriyo said he is sad for himself but happy for the new minister whose name he did not reveal and also said that he is happy for himself as his stint as the Union minister has remained spotless.
A day before his resignation, Babul Supriyo was present at an event in which his ministry signed a joint communication with the ministry of tribal affairs.(PTI)
A day before his resignation, Babul Supriyo was present at an event in which his ministry signed a joint communication with the ministry of tribal affairs.(PTI)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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Union minister Babul Supriyo tests Covid-19 positive for second time

Babul Supriyo said mentally he will be with the BJP candidates of the Asansol area and will monitor the situation from home.
BJP candidate Babul Supriyo, a two-time MP from Asansol, is contesting assembly election from Tollygunge assembly seat where voting is over. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
BJP candidate Babul Supriyo, a two-time MP from Asansol, is contesting assembly election from Tollygunge assembly seat where voting is over. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 25, 2021 02:05 PM IST
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WB: Babul Supriyo creates controversy after 'slapping' man in BJP office

A video, which went viral Monday, showed the singer- turned BJP leader purportedly slapping the man who had repeatedly asked him to start serious campaigning on the field instead of posing before TV cameras and giving bytes.
Babul Supriyo later claimed that he did not
Babul Supriyo later claimed that he did not "slap him but only gestured to do so".(PTI)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 12:11 AM IST
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In BJP's list of candidates, 5 key Bengal constituencies to look out for

Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly will be conducted in eight phases between March 27 and April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
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Updated on Mar 16, 2021 10:48 AM IST
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BJP releases list for 3rd, 4th phase: Babul Supriyo, Locket to contest polls

  • Union minister Babul Supriyo will contest the elections from Tollygunge constituency and Lok Sabha MP Locket Chatterjee will fight the polls from Chuchura
Union minister Babul Supriyo has been named as a candidate for the upcoming polls. (ANI File Photo)
Union minister Babul Supriyo has been named as a candidate for the upcoming polls. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2021 06:20 PM IST
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'I have two daughters': Babul Supriyo after backlash for 'sexist' post on Mamata

Accepting that the post should not have been shared from his account, the BJP minister said he would not learn the definition of 'misogyny' from TMC, Left or the Congress.
Babul Supriyo admitted that the post should not have gone from his official page, but said it was a trending meme. He did not create it.(PTI)
Babul Supriyo admitted that the post should not have gone from his official page, but said it was a trending meme. He did not create it.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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