Articles about Babul Supriyo
Babul Supriyo is an Indian playback singer and politician from West Bengal who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is a Member of the Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Asansol, West Bengal. Supriyo did his schooling at Don Bosco School, Hooghly, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce. In the 1990s, Babul Supriyo burst onto the scene as a talented singer from a modest background, delivering numerous musical hits over the next decade. His joining of the BJP in 2014 marked his entry into politics. He won from Asansol constituency in the Lok Sabha Elections that year, retaining the seat in the next General Elections in 2019. Supriyo served as a Minister of State (MoS) for various ministries from 2014-21 in the successive Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) governments. He was associated with the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing (2014-16), Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises (2016-19), and Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (2019-21). Supriyo contested the 2021 West Bengal State Assembly elections from the constituency of Tollyganj but lost to All India Trinamool Congress's (AITC) Aroop Biswas.
16 Apr 2022Politics
Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee, thanked voters on Saturday as her party secured an easy win in the by-elections to the Asansol Lok Sabha and Ballygunge Assembly seats.
19 Oct 2021Politics
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Babul Supriyo today formally resigned as a Member of Parliament (MP), a month after he had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
19 Sep 2021Politics
Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who joined the Trinamool Congress Saturday, said he was "disillusioned" with the BJP.
18 Sep 2021Politics
Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babul Supriyo has joined the Trinamool Congress party (TMC), news agency ANI reported.
01 Aug 2021Politics
A day after making headlines with his sudden decision to retire from politics, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo Sunday targeted West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh for the latter's comment on his retirement.
31 Jul 2021Politics
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday announced on social media that he is quitting politics.
10 Apr 2021Politics
Voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am today. In this phase, 44 seats are up for grabs.
10 Oct 2020Politics
A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.
07 Aug 2019Politics
A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.
03 Jun 2019Politics
The slogan 'Jai Shri Ram' has taken center stage in West Bengal politics. In the last couple of days, workers of BJP mouthed the words in front of several Trinamool leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
30 Apr 2019Politics
Trinamool's Moon Moon Sen, who is contesting from West Bengal's Asansol, found nothing unusual in the poll violence and said, "Thoda toh hoga hi, har jagah hota hai."
29 Apr 2019Politics
As violence mired polling in West Bengal's Asansol on Monday, Trinamool candidate Moon Moon Sen said she didn't know about it as she got her bed-tea "late".
29 Apr 2019Politics
The fourth phase of elections began on Monday as 72 Lok Sabha seats, spread across 9 states, went into polling. In this phase, 957 candidates are in the fray.
28 Apr 2019Politics
The fourth phase of polls will be held on Monday, April 29. Like we have seen, the battle is not restricted to BJP and Congress, as several regional parties have shown they won't back down easily.
27 Nov 2018India
Long train journeys in India can be pretty cumbersome, especially when your cell phone can't catch signals.
19 Sep 2018Politics
Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who is at the center of a controversy for saying he will break a man's leg, said on Wednesday that he deserved the benefit of doubt.
30 Jun 2018Politics
A day after he got into an altercation with the District Magistrate of West Bengal's Purulia while visiting the public rally of BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Babul Supriyo, has decided not to accept any facility provided by Mamata administration in protest.
21 Jun 2018India
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.
14 May 2018Politics
In a surprising incident, a ballot box was retrieved from a pond in West Bengal's Sonadangi, earlier today. It is still not clear how the box landed in the pond.
30 Mar 2018Politics
The violence that began in the aftermath of Ram Navami celebrations continues unabated in West Bengal.
22 Feb 2018Entertainment
Troubles seem to be chasing the team of 'Welcome To New York.' After a song by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sparked a controversy for the makers, an FIR has now been filed against the lead actor of the film, Diljit Dosanjh.
19 Feb 2018Entertainment
While Pakistani actors were banned from working in Bollywood post the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' fiasco, the singers from across the border continue to lend their voices to songs in Hindi films.
03 Oct 2017Politics
BJP chief Amit Shah has flagged off the Janaraksha Yatra to be led by the party's state president Kummanam Rajashekhharan at Payyannur.
30 Mar 2017India
The Ministry of External Affairs has denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's wish to rename the state Bangla. The MEA said it created confusion over its similarity to Bangladesh.
02 Feb 2017Business
Assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Kolkata, Manoj Kumar, was suspended on Wednesday after photos and videos of him with Gautum Kundu's wife went viral.
13 Jan 2017Business
The TMC's Lok Sabha MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was sent to jail by a CBI court.
23 Dec 2016Business
The Enforcement Directorate seized assets worth Rs.1,250 crore from the money laundering and ponzi schemes run by the Rose Valley Group. The ED also obtained assets which included eight hotels and a Rolls Royce.