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Babul Supriyo Appointed Trinamool Congress National Spokesperson

Supriyo, the former union minister, took to Twitter to thank the party

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Transcontinental Times Staff
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INDIA. WEST BENGAL: Trinamool Congress (TMC) appointed  Babul Supriyo as the Party’s national spokesperson.

Supriyo, the former union minister, took Twitter to thank the party supremo for giving him the new responsibility. “My sincere gratitude to Hon’ble Didi @MamataOfficial & @abhishekaitc for appointing/including me in the illustrious Team of National Spokespersons of @AITCofficial. Shall do my very best to live up to the responsibility entrusted upon me,” he tweeted.

A senior TMC leader said that Supriyo’s appointment as a national spokesperson is part of the strategy devised by the party to expand its base outside Bengal. And we found Supriyo to be the best person for that.

“He is a well-known face across the country, both as a singer and a politician. So he can help us place our views and policies on the national stage,” the TMC leader said.

He previously served as Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Supriyo, a former BJP MP from Asansol, West Bengal, was dropped from the Union ministry last year, following which he switched over to the TMC. He decided to quit BJP after his defeat in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election from Tollyganj. Later, he joined TMC and was elected as a Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from the Ballugnge Assembly seat.

A fervent admirer of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Supriyo joined the BJP in March 2014. In the 2014 Indian general election, he was nominated by the party as their candidate for Asansol, West Bengal and won it by defeating Dola Sen of TMC. Following this, he took charge as the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development.

He served these ministries till 2016, after which his portfolio was changed to Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Moreover, In the 2019 Indian general election, Supriyo again won from the Asansol as a BJP candidate defeating Moon Moon Sen of TMC by a large number of votes. In May 2019, he became Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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