Amid a massive reshuffle, Babul Supriyo took oath as the West Bengal cabinet minister on Wed. He targeted the BJP for not picking any Bengali as a cabinet minister in 8 years. Supriyo, who was earlier a minister in the Modi govt, joined the TMC in Sept 2021.

   

Babul Supriyo's jibe at BJP after taking oath as minister in Mamata cabinet

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Babul Supriyo took oath as the West Bengal cabinet minister on Wednesday. He targeted the BJP for not picking any Bengali as a cabinet minister in 8 years.

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Supriyo, who was earlier a minister in the Modi govt, joined the TMC in Sept 2021.

“My entire family was heartbroken. It was a 'Biswasgath' to the Bengali people. Why can a Bengali not be a cabinet minister in Delhi? I don't need any acknowledgement. I have been elected from Asansol twice," Supriyo said.

Supriyo further added, “You have a ministry which is running for eight years. You have 18 MPs elected from Bengal. Why do you think Bengalis are so incapable that you cannot have a full-time minister from Bengal? “

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The development came amid the party facing heat over the arrest of now suspended minister Partha Chatterjee over the education scam case.