New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Jagannath Sarkar on Sunday said that senior leaders of the party will convince ex-minister Babul Supriyo to take back his decision to quit politics. Supriyo on Saturday had announced his exit from politics and said that he would announce his resignation as an MP too.
Sarkar said that Supriyo is an important part of the BJP and the party would give him major responsibilities in the state unit.
He said that the BJP was like a large family and would convince Supriyo to remain in the party.
“In some situations, a person feels like leaving his house when he is upset but it is our work to convince him and bring him back. BJP is like a large family. The senior members of the party will try to explain to him that the party needs him in future and he will be given an important responsibility in the party,” Sarkar told ANI.
The MP added that if he did not take back his decision people are bound to believe that he did so as he was upset after being dropped as Minister in the recent reshuffle in the Union Cabinet.
“Supriyo is an independent person. He left his banking job to be a singer and then eventually joined politics. There must be something going on in his mind. He had met some senior leaders in the party and discussed his issues with them. The senior leaders will talk to him,” Sarkar said.
Supriyo on Saturday announced his exit from politics. The MP announced his resignation in a Facebook post in which he said that he was not going to join any other political party but was leaving politics altogether.
In the Facebook post, he said, “I’m going. I kept waiting for some time… I might have made someone happy with my work, may have disappointed others… After analysing all the questions that arose in my mind I’m saying that I’m going”.
Both Supriyo and Debasree Chaudhuri were dropped as ministers. Four other MPs from West Bengal –Nishit Pramanik, Santanu Thakur, Subhas Sarkar, and John Barla were inducted as MOS in the ministry.
“If someone asks whether leaving politics is somehow connected to losing ministry. Yes then it is true to some extent… Also had differences with the state leadership since the assembly poll campaign,” he wrote.
With inputs from PTI