Former BJP leader Babul Supriyo formally resigned as a Member of Parliament or MP today, a month after he quit the party to join the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress.
Mr Supriyo thanked the BJP leadership for the confidence they had shown in him.
"My heart is heavy as I had began my political career with the BJP. I thank the PM, party chief, and Amit Shah. They showed confidence in me. I had left politics wholeheartedly. I thought that if I am not a part of the party, I should not keep any seat for myself," he said after meeting Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
The development comes after the two-term MP from West Bengal's Asansol had on September 20 - two days after joining the state's ruling Trinamool Congress party - written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, seeking a "brief" appointment with him to formally resign as a member of the House.
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