Actor Mithun Chakraborty, Trinamool Congress’s former Rajya Sabha member, is prone to share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Floor. Whether or not the film star will marketing campaign for the BJP within the upcoming West Bengal Meeting election is but unclear as is the potential for him contesting the polls. Sunday’s occasion comes days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met him at his Mumbai bungalow on February 16, sparking hypothesis of him shifting loyalties.
BJP Nationwide Normal Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, nevertheless, was noncommittal. “There will probably be solely public and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s the most important celeb. We’ll welcome these coming in. If Mithun Chakraborty comes, we are going to welcome him,” he mentioned, in line with ANI.
Sources within the BJP, nevertheless, say that Mr Chakraborty is among the many vital faces the celebration will deploy in opposition to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s regime.
“There are various Bengalis within the state and out of doors who’re vital individuals, involved about Bengal’s downward slide below Mamata Banerjee,” mentioned state BJP Vice-President Jay Prakash Majumdar. “Mithun Chakraborty is one in every of them.”
The 70-year-old has an enormous fan following within the state, particularly after his 2006 movie, MLA Fatakeshto, together with his legendary line, “Maarbo ekhane, lash porbay shoshaney” (“I am going to thrash you right here, your physique will probably be discovered on the crematorium”).
He give up the Rajya Sabha after two years in workplace as he received embroiled within the Sharda Chit Fund case. The actor was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in regards to the Rs 1.2 crore he had obtained for being the model ambassador of a TV information channel financed by the group. He returned the quantity to the probe company and resigned from the Higher Home citing ill-health.
What he says in regards to the Trinamool and Ms Banerjee from Mr Modi’s stage tomorrow will probably be essential.
Apart from, some extra vital Bengali faces are set to hitch the BJP within the coming weeks, in line with sources. The state election will probably be held throughout eight phases from March 27 to April 29, the outcomes of which will probably be declared on Could 2.