Despite being one of the heavyweight candidates BJP fielded in the state, Babul Supriyo lost to TMC’s Aroop Biswas by over 50,000 votes.
Union Minister and star BJP candidate Babul Supriyo, after losing from Tollyganj against Trinamool’s Aroop Biswas, posted a rant on Facebook against Mamata Banerjee saying that he will not congratulate her as Bengal people did a ‘historic mistake’ by not giving Bharatiya Janata Party a chance. However, the singer-turned-politician deleted the post later and his acount also became restricted.
“Neither will I congratulate Mamata Banerjee for her win in Bengal nor do I wish to say that I ‘respect’ the people’s verdict because I sincerely think that people of Bengal made a historic mistake by not giving Bharatiya Janata Party a chance and by electing this corrupt, incapable, dishonest government and the cruel lady back to power!! Yes, as a law-abiding citizen, I shall ‘obey’ the decision taken by the people in a democratic country. That’s it!! Nothing more-Nothing less!!,” Babul Supriyo said in his now deleted post.
Babul Supriyo and Locket Chatterjee were the two Central BJP leaders who were fielded in the West Bengal state assembly election, hoping they would guarantee victory for the party, though both of them lost to Trinamool candidates. Despite being one of the heavyweight candidates BJP fielded in the state, Babul Supriyo lost to TMC’s Aroop Biswas by over 50,000 votes.