When movie director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury of extremely acclaimed film ‘Pink’ roped in Babul Supriyo for playback singing in a Bengali film ‘Antaheen’ (the infinite wait) in 2009, the singer himself was not conscious that his track ‘Pherari Mon’ (escaping thoughts) is definitely going to outline his political choices in future.
Though Babul was not conscious that he’ll make a foray into politics however he was sure that he’s right here to hit the headlines as a singer.
When the State BJP was planning for by-polls on Saturday, round 3 pm, the All India Trinamool Congress introduced Babul’s induction within the social gathering by means of social media posts.
Minutes later, he together with Derek O’Brien addressed a press convention the place the singer-cum-politician stated: “It is an opportunity which I am accepting wholeheartedly.”
It despatched ripples throughout the BJP camp and astonished a lot of his pals and political colleagues.
Going again to ‘Antaheen’, Rudranil Ghosh, who additionally acted within the film and now with the BJP, felt uncanny resemblance in Babul’s character/choices with the track ‘Pherari Mon’.
“I am not going to make any critical comments on his decision over joining TMC. But I have noticed that in the past he makes sudden and unexpected decisions. Even his close ones get surprised with his steps which he takes suddenly. Even today, he surprised everyone like ‘Pherari Mon’, which speaks about escaping mind,” stated chairman of the BJP’s campaigning committee for Bhabanipur, Rudranil Ghosh.
In 2021, Rudranil joined BJP and contested from Bhawanipur Assembly constituency towards TMC chief Sovandeb Chatterjee. He misplaced the seat by a margin of 28,719 votes.
Before becoming a member of the saffron brigade he was one of many shut aides of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. In December 2020, he raised his voice towards the TMC for not with the ability to work for individuals as Commissioner, Right to Public Service, below the state’s Consumer Affairs Department.
When contacted State BJP President, Dilip Ghosh, he stated, “You have noticed…in the past too I don’t even feel like making any comment about him. Our party spokesperson has already given a statement and now let the Central leaders respond to his decision to join TMC.”
“Yes, I have seen ‘Antaheen’,” Ghosh laughed.
BJP Spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya hit out at Babul Supriyo and stated ideally he ought to have resigned from the publish of MP earlier than becoming a member of the TMC.
“He was a central minister and he was given enough respect in the party. Recently, during a Cabinet reshuffle, many central leaders were replaced. Some were very much senior to him but he started posting grievances on social media. I think today he betrayed the people of Asansol, which he represents. He not only betrayed the confidence of people of his constituency but also he destroyed his own reputation and dignity,” Bhattacharya stated.
BJP MP and actress Roopa Ganguly felt unhappy as a result of Babul didn’t share his coronary heart earlier than becoming a member of TMC. “I have known him for many years. I was hurt by his decision. I have nothing to say. My friend went to TMC keeping all of his friends in the dark. I am sad.”
Former State BJP president, Rahul Sinha termed him as ‘power hungry and opportunist’.
Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated, “I think he was unhappy after he was dropped from PM Narendra Modi’s Cabinet during the reshuffle (on July 7). It is his personal decision and I have nothing to say.”
CPI-M chief Sujan Chakraborty defines Babul Supriyo as an ideal instance of an individual who can’t keep with out energy and chair. “Such people don’t have any ideology. They only want power. This is not good in a democratic society,” he added.