Mithun will play a much bigger role in the organizational activities of the BJP in Bengal

More than just a face to campaign ahead of any election in West Bengal, superstar Mithun Chakraborty will now play a bigger role at grassroots level in the organizational activities of the BJP in the state.

Although he joined the saffron side ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, his activities prior to those polls were mostly limited to participating in mega campaign rallies for the party.

Recently, the superstar was in Kolkata when he said he would now focus more on party activities in the state. With two major elections scheduled in the next two years – West Bengal’s three-tier panchayat polls in 2023 and the Lok Sabha polls in 2023 – the BJP’s state unit believes now is the right time to involve the superstar in the party. broader organizational activities.

A member of the BJP state committee said that a detailed program for Mithun Chakraborty on this point for the next few days has already been defined. The start will be on Nov. 23 when Chakraborty and party chairman and MP Sukanta Majumdar hold a meeting with BJP workers at the panchayat level in West Bengal’s tribally dominated Purulia district.

On November 24, Chakraborty and Sukanta Majumdar will both be in another predominantly tribal district of Bankura, where in addition to attending a meeting with local party leaders that day, they will also speak at a gathering on November 25. Similar programs were scheduled in Asansol in West Burdwan on November 26 and Birbhum district on November 27.

The reason the party leadership is focusing on the tribal dominated belts in the state is because the BJP performed best in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 and the West Bengal Assembly poll in 2021 in these pockets.

On October 17, the BJP State Unit announced a major reshuffle in the central committee and inducted Mithun Chakraborty into it. A total of 24 leaders secured places on the central committee, making it the largest central committee of the party in the state. The 24-member committee includes four standing guests – West Bengal party leader Sunil Bansal and central state observers Mangal Pande, Amit Malviya and Asha Lakra.

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Sally J. Minick