Calling himself a “cobra who can kill with one chunk”, fashionable Bollywood actor and former TMC Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP on March 7, forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Brigade Parade Floor in Kolkata. Referring to his TMC stint as a “dangerous determination”, he stated he has joined the BJP to “serve the poor.”
“Earlier my slogan was once ‘marbo ekhane, lash porbe shoshane (I’ll beat you right here, your physique will land in a crematorium)’. This slogan has turn into previous now. I’ve ready a brand new slogan for the marketing campaign on this election. It’s ‘aami joldhora noi, belebora noi, aami jaat gokhro, ek chobolei chobi (I’m not an atypical snake. I’m the Indian cobra. One chunk can kill you),” the actor stated on the rally. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh inducted Charaborty into the social gathering by handing him a celebration flag.
‘Banglar Chele’ to counter ‘Banglar Meye’
Whereas addressing the gathering at Brigade Parade Floor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Chakraborty as “Banglar Chele” (Bengal’s Son) – an obvious counter the TMC’s ‘Bangla Nijer Meye ke Chai (Bengal needs its personal daughter)’ slogan which refers to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as Bengal’s daughter.
The BJP has been making an attempt to rope in a well-liked Bengali face to counter Banerjee for a while now. Stories in regards to the social gathering’s makes an attempt to get former Indian cricket staff captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on board have been doing the rounds for some time, however the former cricketer is believed to have instructed his shut circle that he doesn’t want to be part of politics. The BJP additionally made efforts to succeed in out to Bengali movie trade icon Prosenjit Chatterjee. On January 23, Chatterjee had additionally attended the Prime Minister’s occasion at Victoria Memorial on the delivery anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Nonetheless, he too denied having any political ambitions.
Chakraborty had met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over breakfast at his Mumbai residence final month, setting off hypothesis that he may be part of the BJP.
From left to proper
Through the years, Chakraborty’s political profession has seen all hues. Thought-about near late CPM transport and sports activities minister Subhas Chakrabarty throughout the Left Entrance regime, the actor switched to the TMC and was nominated by the social gathering to the Rajya Sabha in 2014. Two years later, he give up the Higher Home citing well being causes after his title surfaced within the Saradha Ponzi rip-off.
“I left (the submit of Rajya Sabha MP)… Right this moment, I don’t wish to level fingers at anybody that it was their fault or anybody else’s. It was my dangerous determination. Let’s finish that matter right here,” stated Chakraborty, who rose to stardom along with his function as a tribal archer in Mrinal Sen’s Mrigayaa in 1976. He gained the Nationwide Movie Award for finest actor for the movie.
A BJP supply stated the septugenerian would begin campaigning for the social gathering from March 12.
Not like 2016 Meeting polls, this time the BJP has tried to get as many celebrities as doable, particularly from the Bengali movie trade, into the social gathering’s fold to challenge a pro-Bengal strategy. From Rudranil Ghosh, Yash Dasgupta, Hiran Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Srabanti Chatterjee to fashionable actors from the state’s tv trade, the BJP has been garnering star energy to counter the TMC’s excessive celeb quotient. Within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Bangladeshi actor Firdous had additionally campaigned for the TMC. As an actor with pan-India recognition, aside from being a family title in Bengal, Mithun Chakraborty is predicted to be a large crowd-puller on the BJP’s rallies and public conferences.
Chakraborty turned a well-liked title in Bollywood and in overseas movie markets comparable to the previous Soviet Union within the Nineteen Eighties, when he starred in a string of motion motion pictures, household dramas and musicals. Amongst his field workplace hits had been ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki’ and ‘Commando’. His motion motion pictures earned him a big following amongst youth rising up within the Nineteen Eighties to 2000s. The actor additionally turned a star within the Bengali movie trade with main productions comparable to ‘Nadi theke Sagare’, ‘Troyee’, ‘Kalankini Kankabati’ and ‘MLA Fatakeshto’ making him a family title in Bengal.
Give attention to Nandigram
Mithun Chakrabarty shares a superb relationship with former state minister-turned-BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari, who’s contesting towards CM Mamata Banerjee from the high-profile Nandigram seat. The actor campaigned for Adhikari within the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, which the latter gained. As soon as once more, Adhikari is banking on Chakraborty’s star energy to bag a win.