Kolkata: To counter the chief minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee, Bharatiya Janta Party roped in popular bollywood actor and celebrity Mithun Chakraborty who said, he has joined BJP to serve the poor and he also term his alliance with TMC as a bad decisin.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Mithun Banglar Chele, Bengal’s son in a rally in Kolkata on Sunday. He has reportedly said that, “Earlier my slogan used to be ‘marbo ekhane, lash porbe shoshane (I will beat you here, your body will land in a crematorium)’. This slogan has become old now. I have prepared a new slogan for the campaign in this election. It is ‘aami joldhora noi, belebora noi, aami jaat gokhro, ek chobolei chobi (I am not an ordinary snake. I am the Indian cobra. One bite can kill you),” the actor said at the rally. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh inducted Charaborty into the party by handing him a party flag.
‘Banglar Chele’ to counter ‘Banglar Meye’
While addressing the gathering at Brigade Parade Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Chakraborty as “Banglar Chele” (Bengal’s Son) – an apparent counter the TMC’s ‘Bangla Nijer Meye ke Chai (Bengal wants its own daughter)’ slogan which refers to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as Bengal’s daughter.