Mithun Chakraborty Participates in BJP Road Show, Alleges Corruption Against Trinamool Congress

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty campaigns for BJP in West Bengal, accusing TMC of corruption and promising a "good Bengal" under Modi's leadership. His star power aims to sway voters ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

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Mithun Chakraborty Participates in BJP Road Show, Alleges Corruption Against Trinamool Congress

Mithun Chakraborty Participates in BJP Road Show, Alleges Corruption Against Trinamool Congress

Mithun Chakraborty, a veteran actor-turned-politician, participated in a BJP road show in Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. This comes days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called him a "big traitor from Bengal". Chakraborty, who was previously nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Trinamool Congress in 2014 but quit in 2016, has now been actively campaigning for BJP candidates.

During the road show in support of BJP candidate Sukanta Majumdar from Balurghat, Chakraborty raised allegations of corruption against the Trinamool Congress, without naming anyone specifically. He said the people will have the final say on whether he is a "traitor or anything". Chakraborty is one of the star campaigners of the BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The road show saw a large gathering of BJP workers and supporters, leading to a temporary blockade of the main road in Gangaram Pur. Sukanta Majumdar offered Mithun a gift of the famous Gangaram Pur curd, which Mithun carried on his head as he campaigned. However, the road show had to be cut short due to the heat and humidity.

Addressing the crowd, Mithun said he would not be able to deliver his usual filmy dialogues, as he had previously used a dialogue about a snake that was considered to be spreading hatred, leading to a case being filed against him. He then said that he is not a "belebodar" (a type of snake) or a "jaldhorar" (another type of snake), but a snake that hunts for small rats. This was seen as an indirect attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Mithun criticized the Trinamool Congress party, alleging corruption, and urged the people to vote for the BJP candidate, Sukanta Majumdar, whom he described as an honest person. He also defended the BJP, stating that it is not a corrupt party and that the party selects its candidates based on their qualifications and character. Mithun asked the people to judge the opposition party and its candidates, implying that they are also corrupt. He promised that the BJP will provide a "good Bengal" as a "guarantee" from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Why this matters: The participation of a popular actor like Mithun Chakraborty in the BJP's campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections highlights the party's efforts to gain support in West Bengal. The allegations of corruption against the ruling Trinamool Congress party and the promise of a "good Bengal" under BJP rule are likely to influence voters' decisions in the upcoming polls.

Mithun Chakraborty's road show in Dakshin Dinajpur drew a large crowd of BJP supporters, despite the heat and humidity forcing it to be cut short. His indirect attack on Mamata Banerjee and allegations of corruption against the Trinamool Congress party were met with enthusiasm by the gathered crowd. As a popular actor and star campaigner for the BJP, Mithun's presence is expected to boost the party's prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal.

Key Takeaways

  • Mithun Chakraborty, ex-TMC MP, now campaigns for BJP in West Bengal
  • Accused TMC of corruption, promised "good Bengal" under BJP rule
  • Mithun's road show drew large crowd, but had to be cut short
  • Mithun's participation aims to boost BJP's prospects in upcoming LS polls
  • Mithun's indirect attack on Mamata Banerjee received enthusiasm from crowd