Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo: From singer to BJP's poster boy to Mamata's minister

After a successful stint as a Hindi playback singer, Supriyo entered politics in 2014, getting a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections for the BJP from West Bengal on Ramdev's recommendation.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Mamata reshuffles West Bengal cabinet; nine ministers including Babul Supriyo sworn-in

Udayan Guha, Partha Bhowmick, Snehasis Chakraborty and Pradip Mazumdar were sworn in as cabinet ministers.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Babul Supriyo appointed TMC national spokesperson

A senior TMC leader said Supriyo's appointment as a national spokesperson was a part of the strategy devised by the party to expand its base outside Bengal.

published on : 10th July 2022

Amid uncertainties over Babul Supriyo's swearing-in, now CBI books his ex-staffer in corruption case

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had said that his constitutional job concerning Babul Supriyo's swearing-in was over as he had nominated deputy speaker Asish Banerjee to do his part.

published on : 10th May 2022

Nominated Deputy Speaker for administering oath to Babul Supriyo, my constitutional job over: Bengal Governor

Babul Supriyo, a former Union minister of state in the Narendra Modi government, had left the BJP in a huff after being dropped from the post, and joined the TMC.

published on : 5th May 2022

West Bengal: Uncertainty remains over Babul Supriyo's oath-taking as TMC MLA

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in a prompt response, said it was not possible to accept Babul Supriyo's request, citing constitutional limitations.

published on : 1st May 2022

Swearing-in of Babul Supriyo becomes subject of Governor-Assembly tussle in Bengal

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has refused to clear a file relating to that swearing-in ceremony.

published on : 27th April 2022

Ballygunge bypoll: Defeated CPM nominee Saira Halim gets in Twitter spat with winner Babul Supriyo

Taking to Twitter to retaliate, Halim said that her party believes in a classless society where the rich and the poor will not be differentiated by the wealth and property they own.

published on : 18th April 2022

Babul Supriyo, the roller coaster man, comes back with a Ballygunge win

Born in West Bengal's Uttarpara as Supriya Baral in 1970, he changed his name to Babul Supriyo while trying his luck as a Bollywood singer after leaving his banking job.

published on : 16th April 2022

TMC leader Babul Supriyo wins Ballygunge Assembly bypoll, CPM finishes second

TMC leader Babul Supriyo won the Ballygunge assembly by-poll, defeating his nearest rival of the CPM, Saira Shah Halim, by a margin of 20,228 votes.

published on : 16th April 2022

Ballygunge by-poll: Babul Supriyo confident of winning election, says West Bengal is with 'Didi', TMC

The Ballygunge Assembly seat by-poll was necessitated after the demise of state Minister Subrata Mukherjee.

published on : 16th April 2022

Babul Supriyo’s saffron baggage makes Trinamool sing a conciliatory tune in Bengal bypoll

The reason is the saffron baggage of its candidate Babul Supriyo, who switched over from the BJP a few months ago.  

published on : 10th April 2022

Actor vs designer in Bengal coal belt face-off

Eying a first victory in this constituency, Trinamool Congress has fielded Shatrughan Sinha.

published on : 9th April 2022

TMC candidates Shatrughan Sinha, Babul Supriyo file nominations for by-polls in Bengal

Sinha has been fielded for by-election to the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, while Supriyo was nominated for the Ballygunge Assembly seat.

published on : 21st March 2022

Support for Mamata Banerjee 'overwhelming', differences with detractors sorted out: Babul Supriyo

He also said that he has no differences with anyone in the prestigious assembly constituency from which his new party has fielded him.

published on : 20th March 2022

Decision to quit BJP prompted by politics of hatred practised in party: Babul Supriyo

"My decision to quit was prompted by the politics of hatred, divisiveness (practised in the saffron camp). I could no longer reconcile to such brand of politics," he tweeted.

published on : 18th March 2022

Modi-Shah never felt a Bengali can be made Cabinet Minister: Babul Supriyo

Supriyo, the former two-time BJP MP, had joined TMC last year just months after he was dropped as a minister following a union ministry reshuffle.

published on : 15th March 2022

Mamata banks on star power for crucial Bengal bypolls as she announces Shatrughan Sinha, Babul Supriyo as candidates

Supriyo’s political career was in question after he was not fielded in any of the four Assembly constituencies — Dinhata, Shantipur, Khardah and Gosaba — where by-elections were held last year.

published on : 14th March 2022

After Tathagata Roy's taunt, Trinamool's Babul Supriyo says he can wait for bigger duty

The former governor of Meghalaya and Tripura, however, did not directly name Supriyo who joined the TMC in September last year, weeks after he was dropped as a minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.

published on : 14th February 2022

West Bengal: Cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla, TMC leader Babul Supriyo test positive for COVID-19

West Bengal minister Aroop Biswas, who was hospitalised after being diagnosed with COVID-19, was discharged on Tuesday morning.

published on : 4th January 2022
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