Mithun Chakraborty Joins BJP, Announces It In The Party’s Rally In Kolkata; Watch
Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty quits TMC and joins BJP – announces it in a rally in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Indian actors and celebrities turning to politics and joining or even changing political parties is not a rare thing. For years we have been seeing actors and sportspersons joining politics and also changing their affiliation to political parties. Recently, veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty also changed his political party and became a hot topic of discussion on social media.
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Mithun Chakraborty was earlier a member of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), the regional party of West Bengal, which is under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. He was also nominated as the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament in the Assembly Polls of West Bengal that were held in 2014. On 7th March 2021, Mithun Chakraborty announced that he had changed his affiliation and joined the Bhartiya Janata Party.
Mithun Chakraborty announced this in a rally that was organized in Kolkata on 7th March. He was welcomed to the party by the National General Secretary of the BJP, Kailash Vijayvargiya, and the president of the West Bengal unit of the BJP, Dilip Ghosh.
After announcing that he has joined BJP, Mithun Chakraborty also gave a speech and said that he was ‘a cobra, who can kill people with just one bite’. He also said that he feels proud about the fact that he is a Bengali, and also mentioned that he aims to help and uplift the poor and needy. About the latter, the veteran actor mentioned that it has always been his wish. A rarely known fact about the actor-turned-politician is that he used to be a Naxalite before beginning his acting career. However, he had left that part of his life when a tragedy struck his family, after which, he wanted to support his family and be there for them.
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