Kolkata: Union minister and Asansol BJP MP, Babul Supriyo, has announced that now on he will not accept any facility extended by the Bengal government during his visit to the state.
This is in protest to the “atrocity of the West Bengal government,” Supriyo has written on his social media pages. The move comes a day after the Union minister had a public spat with the district magistrate of Purulia, Alokesh Prasad Roy, over traffic snarls on the road to Simulia, the venue of BJP president Amit Shah’s meeting.
Supriyo has announced that with immediate effect he will not accept any facilities extended by the Trinamool government that is a norm when a Central minister is visiting a state. This includes a car provided by the state government, security pilot vehicle, accommodation in state guest houses, etc.
The BJP minister has mentioned that he has not been using the state government provided car for the last seven month as it lacks an airbag, which is a crucial life-saving apparatus during road accidents.
“I have been using a private car instead as my baby daughter travels with me. The state car has been there as a back-up but henceforth refuse to accept that too,” Supriyo has said.
“I relive the TMC government and their officers, the agony and pain (that) they have to go through, to provide hospitality to a BJP member…I can and will work my way through without any help from them…If not anything else, it will give me peace. Nothing more, nothing less,” the Union minister has written in the social media post.
It may be recalled that on Thursday the DM of Purulia, Alokesh Prasad Roy, refused to personally intervene to clear traffic jam on the road to Simulia in Purulia. “I am a state government officer and I will not take directions from you,” Roy had told the Union minister on camera when the latter insisted.