Turning down all the speculation, Actor Mithun Chakraborty joined Bhartiya Janta Party on Sunday as he reached Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a mega rally today.
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chakraborty on Saturday evening at his Kolkata residence and announced that the actor will attend PM Modi’s rally.
Chakraborty has been a successful actor and was even sent to the Rajya Sabha by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 2014 after it stormed to power in state in 2011. His political sting was, however, short-lived, as Chakraborty resigned citing health reasons in 2016.
Meanwhile, visuals tweeted by a news agency showed a decent crowd at Brigade Parade Ground. The BJP has claimed that 10 lakh people will attend PM Modi’s rally.
The Prime Minister will be addressing the mega poll rally as West Bengal heads for an eight phase assembly election starting March 27. This is one of his many rallies planned by the BJP which is aiming to utilise PM Modi’s star power to intensify its campaign against the TMC.
Many BJP leaders have announced that they will dislodge the Mamata Banerjee government in this election. However, the TMC has rubbished all the claims saying that it will come to power once again.