Actor Mithun Chakraborty, a former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member, is likely to share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata tomorrow. It is not clear whether the film stars will campaign for the BJP in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections as they are likely to contest the elections. Sunday’s event came after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met him at his Mumbai-based bungalow on February 16, asserting speculation by him of transferring loyalty.
BJP sources say that Mr. Chakraborty is one of the many important faces whom the party will deploy against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s rule.
State BJP vice-president Jai Prakash Majumdar said, “There are many Bengalis in and outside the state who are important people, worried about Bengal under Mamata Banerjee’s leadership.” “Mithun Chakraborty is one of them.”
The 70-year-old has a large fan following in the state, especially after his 2006 film, MLA FatecashtoWith his legendary line, “Marbo Akane, Lash Porby Shoshni“(” I will bring you here, your body will be found in the crematorium “).
He left the Rajya Sabha after two years as he became embroiled in the Saradha chit fund case. The actor was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate about the Rs 1.2 crore he received for being the brand ambassador of a TV news channel funded by the group. He returned the money to the investigating agency and resigned citing deteriorating health from the upper house.
What he says about Trinamool and Ms. Banerjee from Modi’s platform tomorrow will be important.
According to sources, some more important Bengalis are set to join the BJP in the coming weeks. The state elections will be held in eight phases from 27 March to 29 April, the results of which will be announced on 2 May.