Babul Supriyo: News

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.

03 Aug 2022

Trinamool Congress

WB cabinet reshuffle: 9 ministers, including Babul Supriyo, take oath

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday made a major reshuffle in the cabinet.

16 Apr 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: TMC sweeps bypolls; Mamata Banerjee thanks voters

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 2021

Lok Sabha

Babul Supriyo resigns as MP month after joining TMC

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 2021

Trinamool Congress

'Disillusioned in BJP,' says Babul Supriyo; saffron party hits back

Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who joined the Trinamool Congress Saturday, said he was "disillusioned" with the BJP.

18 Sep 2021

Trinamool Congress

Former BJP MP Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress

Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babul Supriyo has joined the Trinamool Congress party (TMC), news agency ANI reported.

01 Aug 2021

Trinamool Congress

BJP's Babul Supriyo hits out at Dilip Ghosh over retirement

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 2021

West Bengal

BJP's Babul Supriyo 'quits politics'. Is he joining another party?

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday announced on social media that he is quitting politics.

10 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Fourth-phase of Bengal polls begins; Union Minister, TMC heavyweights contesting

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 2020

West Bengal

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

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.

30 Apr 2019

West Bengal

Asansol: After 'bed-tea' excuse, Sen says 'little violence happens'

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 2019

West Bengal

Late bed-tea, Sen on why she wasn't aware of Asansol-violence

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".

27 Nov 2018


Babul Supriyo takes pug on train to 'find' Vodafone network

Long train journeys in India can be pretty cumbersome, especially when your cell phone can't catch signals.

19 Sep 2018


Deserve benefit of doubt: Supriyo on 'break your leg' controversy

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 2018

West Bengal

Babul Supriyo refuses facilities provided by TMC government in protest

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 2018


Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.

14 May 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Locals retrieve ballot-box from pond. Safe keeping much?

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 2018

West Bengal

WB-violence: Two more killed, Babul Supriyo barred from entering Asansol

The violence that began in the aftermath of Ram Navami celebrations continues unabated in West Bengal.

22 Feb 2018


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan reacts on row over his song

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has sung some memorable numbers in Bollywood films over the years, is currently facing protests for his song 'Ishtehaar' from the film 'Welcome To New York.'

19 Feb 2018


Babul Supriyo launches protest against Pakistani artists singing in Bollywood

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.