Bengal polls 2021: Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP ahead of Modi's rally at Kolkata's Brigade Ground

Chakraborty was welcomed into the party fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party chief Dilip Ghosh among others

Press Trust of India March 07, 2021 15:47:43 IST
Bengal polls 2021: Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP ahead of Modi's rally at Kolkata's Brigade Ground

Actor Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP on Sunday. ANI

Kolkata: Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP on Sunday at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally later in the day.

Chakraborty was welcomed into the party fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party chief Dilip Ghosh among others.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had met the actor at his Mumbai residence last month setting off speculation that he might join the BJP.

Chakraborty, a former Rajya Sabha member of the TMC, had quit the Upper House in 2016 after his name surfaced in Saradha Ponzi scam.

The PM will be addressing a poll rally in Kolkata, giving a major thrust to the saffron party's campaign ahead of Bengal's eight-phase assembly elections, starting 27 March.

Ghosh has claimed that the PM''s election rally will be attended by nearly 10 lakh people.

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