BJP To Pitch Mithun Chakraborty As Next Bengal CM?

Kolkata: Two famous Bollywood actors, Mithun Chakraborty and Akshay Kumar, are likely to share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his mega rally on Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on Sunday.

“He (Mithun) has expressed his wish to meet the Prime Minister,” BJP National Vice President Mukul Roy said.

BJP sources indicated that Mithun may join the saffron party in Modi’s presence and may well become Bengal chief ministerial candidate against two-time CM and Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who had made him her party’s Rajya Sabha member in April 2014.

Earlier on Saturday, the party’s state in-charge Kailash Vijayavargiya had met the star his Kolkata home.

“I have spoken with him (Mithun Chakraborty) over the telephone, he’s going to come to the PM’s rally. I will be able to make a comment only after a detailed discussion with him,” Vijayavargiya said later.

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Meanwhile, this will be PM Modi’s first visit to West Bengal since the Assembly poll dates were announced last week. He has already been to Bengal at least three times in the past few months.

A host of Trinamool defectors and popular faces from the Bengali entertainment industry are also expected to join the saffron party on Sunday.


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