Actress Payel Sarkar has joined the BJP in Kolkata ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal.She joined the party in the presence of state party chief Dilip Ghosh and national party president JP Nadda. On Wednesday, former cricketer Ashoke Dinda also joined BJP in presence of Union Minister Babul Supriyo and state BJP vice-president Arjun Singh in Kolkata.
The party launched ‘Lokkho Sonar Bangla (manifesto) crowdsourcing campaign’, in Kolkata. Apart from Ghosh and Nadda, party’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya was also present on the occasion.
“We’re making efforts to work towards making ‘Sonar Bangla’, with inclusion of contributions of Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in prestigious history of West Bengal,” said Nadda.
“Pride of Bengal has to come back. The Sonar Bangla has to come back. The Bengal that led the entire country has to come back,” he said.
On the same day,cricketer Manoj Tiwari and three Bengali film stars joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Actors Raj Chakraborty, Kanchan Mullick, Sayoni Ghosh also joined Mamata Banerjee’s party ahead of the assembly election in West Bengal. The dates for the Bengal Assembly election are yet to be announced.