Former union minister Babul Supriyo, who joined Trinamool Congress on Monday, mentioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is among the many prime frontrunners for the prime ministerial put up in 2024.
“I would like that the captain of our celebration Mamata Banerjee turns into the Prime Minister in 2024. Opposition performs an necessary position in a democratic system. No one can deny the truth that Mamata Banerjee is among the many prime frontrunners for the prime ministerial put up,” Mr Supriyo informed ANI.
Notably, Trinamool’s celebration mouthpiece “Jaago Bangla” had lately sparked a row by saying Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has did not change into another face to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It mentioned Chief Minister Banerjee is the potential different to PM Modi.
Requested about why he switched to the Trinamool, Mr Supriyo mentioned, “I’ve not created any historical past by altering the celebration. A horde of leaders joined Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) from different events earlier than the West Bengal Meeting polls. There are resentments among the many outdated leaders. BJP ought to ask them about their resentments.”
On post-poll violence, he mentioned, “Put up-poll violence just isn’t fascinating. It’s being probed. I would like that compensation needs to be supplied to individuals who had been affected by post-poll violence.”
The previous minister of state for setting, forest and local weather change on Saturday formally joined Trinamool Congress after he had stop the BJP following the current Union cupboard reshuffle.
The sitting MP joined the Trinamool household within the presence of Nationwide Basic Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien.
After becoming a member of Trinamool, Mr Supriyo had informed ANI, “I accepted the chance given to me by Didi (Mamata Banerjee) and Abhishek. I left politics wholeheartedly and I’m accepting the chance wholeheartedly. I met Abhishek Banerjee. The work to be completed for Bengal was offered earlier than me. I’m excited. I need to work beneath the management of Didi. I’ll meet Didi on Monday.”
Earlier in August, Mr Supriyo mentioned he’ll proceed to work constitutionally as a Member of Parliament however had withdrawn himself from energetic politics.
“I’ll proceed to work constitutionally as an MP in Asansol. Politics is past the constitutional put up and I withdraw myself from it. I cannot be part of some other celebration. I’ll vacate the MP bungalow in Delhi and launch safety personnel from their duties quickly,” Mr Supriyo had informed ANI.
Earlier than that, Mr Supriyo had introduced he was leaving politics and also will resign as an MP. He had said that he wouldn’t be part of any political celebration and neither have the events together with the Trinamool Congress, CPI(M) or Congress referred to as him.
Babul Supriyo had resigned in August as minister of state for Atmosphere, Forest and Local weather Change. In a Fb put up, he mentioned that there was a distinction of opinion between him and the state BJP leaders and that the distinction of opinion amongst senior leaders was “harming the celebration”.
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