Actor Mithun Chakraborty, ending weeks of speculation by finally joining the BJP at a massive rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata, on Sunday compared himself to the dangerous ‘Cobra’ snake and said he will finish the Opposition in one bite.
While sharing the dais with PM Modi in Kolkata on Sunday, he took a dig at Trinamool Congress (TMC) and said, “Ami ekta cobra, ek chobol-ei chobi (I am a pure cobra, My one bite is enough to kill people).” He also recited a famous dialogue from his 2006 hit film, MLA Fatakeshto, “Maarbo ekhane, lash podbe shoshaney (I will thrash you here, your body will fall into the crematorium)”.
While joining BJP, Mithun said that his dream came true by sharing a stage with PM Modi. “I had never imagined that I will be sharing the dais where the biggest leader of the biggest democracy our beloved PM Narendra Modi is about to speak. I always had a dream to work for the poor, downtrodden. Now, it is seen as being fulfilled,” he said at the Brigade Parade Ground here.
The veteran actor joined the BJP at the Brigade Parage Ground in the presence of state party chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday. BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, party vice president Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari were also present at the ground where PM Modi addressed an election rally.
Mithun, 70, was a Rajya Sabha MP for the TMC for two years. He resigned from the position in 2016 citing health reasons after his name surfaced in the Saradha ponzi scam. In October 2019, he visited Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur and paid tributes to the K.B. Hedgewar, the founder of RSS.
The West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from 27 March with the final round of voting taking place on 29 April. The counting of votes will take place on 2 May.