Supriyo, who has often been trolled on social media over his decision to switch camps, tweeted on Friday, tagging Bengal BJP’s official page: “My decision to quit was fueled by the politics of hate and division ( practiced in the saffron warehouse). I could no longer reconcile myself with that kind of politics.”
Assuring that he would do everything possible to protect the heritage, culture and secular values of Bengal, Supriyo said: “The people of Asansol know that I have never accepted the sectarian and narrow-minded 70:30 or 80:20 practiced politics in Bengal and never will.”
The left had accused the former minister of inciting communal sentiment after a riot in the Asansol area of Paschim Bardhaman district in 2018.
Claiming he had been betrayed by the BJP leadership in Bengal, Supriyo stated, “I would work to uphold the motto of unity in diversity.”
He also said that “he could not accept the regular insults directed at Bengalis, the refusal to acknowledge a Bengalis’ good work”.
In response to his allegations, BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh wondered why he “woke up so late to the true character of the BJP”.
“We’ve never seen such a traitorous personality before,” he said.
“If he thinks Bengalis is not getting the credit it deserves, how come he was appointed union minister by Shri Narendra Modi in 2014 despite being a newcomer to politics? He was a singer and had no political background. Has he forgotten how he was? defeated by TMC in Tollygunje last year?” said Ghosh.
Echoing him, BJP national secretary Anupam Hazra said it was “ironic that Supriyo failed to discover these traits and vices” when he was minister
“We are fortunate to have been liberated from such an unprincipled, immoral person,” said Hazra.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/decision-to-quit-bjp-prompted-by-politics-of-hatred-practised-in-party-babul-supriyo/articleshow/90312016.cms Decision to leave BJP triggered by hate politics practiced in the party: Babul Supriyo