And this is not the first time that the singer-turned-politician has displayed a short fuse in public.
"Why are you moving? Please sit down," he told a differently abled man. We rather prefer the attitude he showed when he sang Sarphira for Laila Majnu!
Union Minister Babul Supriyo threatened to break a man's leg and put him on crutches -- shockingly, at an event for the differently abled in Bengal's Asansol.
Mr Supriyo was speaking at the function organized to donate wheelchairs and other equipment to those in need when he suddenly flared up and paused his speech. "Why are you moving? Please sit down," he said, apparently to a man who had distracted him with his constant fidgeting.
The politician snapped at the man, saying,
"What happened to you? Any problem? I can break one of your legs and give you a crutch."
Supriyo proceeded to 'order' his security men to break the man's leg and hand him a crutch if he dared to move again. And then asked the audience to give the man a round of applause.
Earlier this year, in March, Supriyo was on a visit to Asansol, which was one of the areas affected by communal violence following Ram Navami celebrations in the state, when he reportedly lashed out at the agitating crowd, saying he would skin them alive.
Babul Supriyo has sung a number of hits for Bollywood, including Chanda chamke for Fanaa and the title song of Hum Tum.
We’re scandalized by his behaviour. Aren't you?