Kolkata: Union minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Monday triggered a controversy after he said on his twitter handle that he has been asked not to interfere in the party organisational work in his constituency Asansol as that was not the job of an MP or an MLA.
Supriyo in his tweet said he received the directive from state BJP president Dilip Ghosh and so does not involve himself in the party’s organisational matters.
Supriyo’s tweets came in response to a twitter post from a BJP worker who referred to a local leader joining Trinamool Congress during the day and expressed apprehension about the state of the party organisation in Asansol.
In response Supriyo said, “Dilip Da (state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh) has told me that running the organisation is not the job of an MP or MLA. So I do not interfere in the organisation any more. You carry out your work. I was with you, I will be with you”.
Ghosh confirmed having given such a directive.
“This is our party procedure. Our party office bearers, and the organisational committees look after the organisation. The ministers, MPs and MLAs look after the development work.”
“This rule is followed, because if the MLA or MP interferes, that creates problems in running the organisation.”
Supriyo, a singer-turned-politician, is the Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.