Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP rally in Kolkata

Kolkata, Mar 7 (IANS): National Award winning Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s mega show at Kolkata's iconic brigade parade ground.

Chakraborty arrived at the ground at around 12 noon and was welcomed by the BJP's National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargi and other state leaders.

Sources said while coming to the rally, Chakraborty's car was stopped midway near Bowbazar as BJP supporters spotted the superstar sitting in his white SUV.

Former Trinamool Congress leader and former Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who had joined the saffron camp recently, also arrived at the mega show.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at the ground at 1.45 p.m. aboard a chopper from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport.

Kolkata has been virtually covered with a tight security blanket by the city police and security agencies coming from the Centre.

The rally will mark the culmination of the BJP's state-wide Parivartan Yatra that covered Bengal's 294-assembly constituencies.

Security agencies put up four-layered barricades in front of the podium from where Modi is slated to address crowds.

As many as 1,500 CCTV cameras were installed in and around the brigade parade ground area.

A central monitoring control room was also set up behind the main stage.

The entire ground was barricaded with wooden logs to control the crowd movements.

Restrictions were imposed on vehicular movements, especially on goods vehicles, and traffic was diverted in busy stretches like Hastings, Cathedral Road, Khidirpur, AJC Bose Road and Hospital Road.

The 294-member West Bengal Assembly will go to the polls in eight phases between March 27 and April 29. The counting will take place on May 2.




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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Mithun chakravorty is a spent force, most of the time he spent in Mumbai and now no where in the scene, what use he will be for w.bengal no Idea , Don't know the reason of joining politics.

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Do you know he was TMC MP? Also be aware he has big fan following in Bengal.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Mithun da is immensely popular and for sure his presence can garner votes. BJP does its ground work very well . We have to accept and appreciate.On the other hand Congress is still in the stages of the 6th or 7th 'image make over' of their great leaders. This time as a fitness enthusiast , with abs and biceps. Also I dont see Congress so serious in WB campaign. Just happy with their alliance with some regional party.

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  • Amaze, karkala

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    As a human/ politician do you want to wash off your sins and come clean? Pls join washing machine party

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    I could smell something is burning..

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Are the 1500 CCTV cameras functioning or only focussing on the Disco Dancer?

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  • A.M. Belma, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    Ha Ha ha. We have to wait and see, who will be out of the dance floor.

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 07 2021

    In Delhi every corner we could see CCTV & free Wi-Fi.

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