Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) earlier this yr, on Thursday mentioned that she was severing all ties with the social gathering. Expressing her displeasure with the social gathering’s functioning in West Bengal, the actor mentioned that the BJP has proven a “lack of initiative and sincerity” in the direction of the welfare of the state, as a consequence of which she has taken the choice to stop the social gathering.
“Severing all ties with the BJP, the social gathering for which I fought the final state elections,” posted Srabanti from her official deal with on Twitter. “Motive being their lack of initiative and sincerity to additional the reason for Bengal…”
Notably, Srabanti Chatterjee had joined the BJP in March, simply forward of the West Bengal meeting elections earlier this yr, as a part of a bunch of movie star signings on each side of the electoral battle. She had joined the social gathering within the presence of the then-BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and the social gathering’s election in-charge within the state, Kailash Vijayvargiya. She later contested the meeting polls unsuccessfully from the Behala Paschim constituency, the place she misplaced to Trinamool’s Chatterjee by a big margin of fifty,884 votes.
Earlier than the elections, by which the BJP secured solely 77 of the state’s 294 meeting seats, greater than a dozen tv and cinema actors with no political background joined the saffron camp. Nonetheless, with the overwhelming victory of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress within the state elections, the BJP began working out of its movie star faces because the host of actors, who joined the social gathering previous to the March-April meeting polls, started both mendacity low or stop instantly.
A prime Bengal BJP chief mentioned that “actor-turned-politicians” corresponding to Srabanti Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, Tanushree Chakraborty, and Yash Dasgupta – all of who unsuccessfully contested the polls – had not been seen at any BJP programme in latest months. Two different actors from Bengali tv and cinema, Rupa Bhattacharjee and Anindya Banerjee, declared in August that they’d severed ties with the BJP. A number of different well-liked actors have additionally began distancing themselves from the BJP, social gathering leaders instructed HT.
Bollywood singer-turned politician Babul Supriyo, who received the Asansol Lok Sabha seat twice and served as Union minister of state, additionally stop the BJP final month and converted to the Trinamool.