In what can be seen as a big boost to Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal, Several Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, Biswajit Ganguly on Thursday joined the BJP in presence of the party leaders, including it’s West Bengal Unit Chief Dilip Ghosh and senior BJP leader Mukul Roy.
Speaking in the joining event, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Dilip Ghosh slammed the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and accused it of ‘harassing’ those who are joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He further alleged that many councilors who had quit the TMC to join the BJP are being harassed. He further said that 17 municipal council members from Darjeeling have not been able to visit their homes after joining his party.
Delhi: 12 Bengali film & television actors, joined BJP in presence of party leaders Mukul Roy & Dilip Ghosh, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/iqP19smHnO
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Welcoming all the 12 actors in the party, BJP State head said that people are joining the BJP after getting inspired by the leadership and development work of the PM Narendra Modi.
Among those who joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday include Rishi Kaushik, Kanchana Moitra, Rupanjana Mitra, Biswajit Ganguly, among others.
The latest defections come after several MLAs from TMC and CPI-M joined Bharatiya Janata Party after the poll results. Prior to this almost 50 TMC Councillors and 4 Lawmakers joined Bharatiya Janata Party in May after it registered a massive victory. Post poll victory, people from different walks of life are joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The Bharatiya Janata Party in the national polls made a big dent in Mamata’s Stronghold West Bengal. The saffron party managed to give a big jolt to Mamata Banerjee‘s TMC by winning 18 seats out of total 42 Lok Sabha Seats of the state.
Bharatiya Janata Party has also improved its vote share from 17% in 2014 to over 40% in recently held national polls. The State ruling Trinamool Congress won 22 seats down from 34 in 2014.