Veteran Bollywood and Bengali actor Mithun Chakraborty again enters into politics and joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The announcement was made before Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s rally at Brigade Parade Ground.
The actor joined the political party a weeks before the state Assembly polls scheduled for March-April.
There were rumours in the past that the actor will join BJP. BJP’s state in-charge Kailash Vijayavargiya also met Mithun at his residence yesterday.
In 2014 Mithun was sent to Rajya Sabha however, citing health reasons he resigned in 2016.
The veteran actor was embroiled in the Saradha scam way before he joining politics. He was the brand ambassador of the group that ran a ponzi scam in Bengal. Mithun reportedly returned 1.19 crore to the Enforcement Directorate after tax deduction from 2 crores that he had got from Saradha Group Amid the probe.