After the TMC emerged victorious with a massive lead over the BJP, a seemingly infuriated Babul Supriyo posted a rant on Twitter saying he cannot respect the people's verdict. Calling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a cruel lady, the union minister said that the people of Bengal made a historic mistake by choosing TMC over the BJP. Supriyo, who lost from Tollyganj seat against TMC’s Aroop Biswas, later deleted the post. “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 BJP a chance and by electing this corrupt, incapable, dishonest government and the cruel lady back to power!! Later he deleted the post.