NEW DELHI: Putting weeks of speculation to rest, veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP at a rally in Kolkata on Sunday, reports Times of India.
Chakraborty, a former TMC Rajya Sabha member, was welcomed to the party fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh among others.Addressing a sea of supporters at the Brigade Parade Ground after joining the saffron party, the National Award-winning actor said that the BJP has given him a platform to fulfil his aspiration.
The actor-politician also borrowed a dialogue from one of his films,
saying that he is “a cobra who can kill people in one bite.”
“Ami joldhorao noi, bele borao noi... ami ekta cobra, ek chobol-ei chobi (Don’t mistake me for a harmless snake, I am a cobra, can kill people in one bite),” he said amid a rousing cheer from supporters.
He also asserted that he was proud to be a Bengali.
“I always wanted to do something big in life, but had never dreamt of being a part of such a huge rally which is to be addressed by world’s most popular leader Narendra Modi. I wished to work for the poorer sections of our society, and that wish will now be fulfilled,” he said.Mithun’s mega entry into the BJP came just moments ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at the iconic Kolkata ground.
Raising the poll pitch in West Bengal, the Prime Minister said that chief minister Mamata Banerjee broke the trust of the people of the state and insulted them.
“People of Bengal never lost hope despite betrayal by Didi and her cadre,” Modi said.
He asserted that the dream of “Sonar Bangla” will be fulfilled once the BJP comes to power.