Mithun Chakraborty calls on Asansol residents to vote for ‘younger sister’ Agnimitra Paul in by-polls

After a nearly year-long hiatus from his campaigning in West Bengal during the 2021 assembly elections, Bollywood star and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty on Saturday campaigned again and appealed to the residents of Asansol to vote for party candidate Agnimitra Paul. . Upcoming by-election in Lok Sabha constituency.

The star campaigner of the saffron party, in a video message, described the MLA of Asansol South assembly seat Paul as his “chhoto bon” (younger sister) and said that the fashion designer-turned-politician has always been in touch with her. , “unlike some others”.

“Agni is my younger sister. I have met many people in my life’s journey, but all of them have lost touch when they didn’t need my help. But Agni is different. Not a day goes by when she talks about me.” I don’t inquire. She has been with me in every situation.

“If she is so helpful to her people, imagine how she will come to help the residents of Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, who are no less than her family,” Chakraborty said in an emotional appeal.

Chakraborty, who has acted in hundreds of films in his decades-long career, was recently cast in a pivotal role in ‘The Kashmir Files’.

West Bengal BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said, “Mithun da faced the heat and humidity to campaign for party candidates in last year’s assembly elections and toured the state extensively.”

“Due to some health issues, he was not very active in the last few months. He also wants to end the TMC misrule in the state. Also, an elder brother urged people to vote for his sister. We are his appeal. Happy with it,” she said.

Repeated calls to Paul did not get any response.

However, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the BJP would lose both the Asansol Lok Sabha seat and the Ballygunge assembly constituency, where bypolls are due on April 12, and Chakraborty’s appeal “will not cut much snow”.

Paul is pitted against actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha of TMC.

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