Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty who joined the BJP on Sunday has been given Y-plus category of CRPF security, according to reports. The announcement came hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Wednesday that she was injured in the leg after she attacked by “four-five men” who manhandled her during the election campaign in Nandigram.
Banerjee alleged that she was pushed by four-five men while she was trying to get into the car as she was about leave Birulia area near Reyapara after praying at a local temple. The chief minister said that her leg got swollen because of the injury and she was feeling feverish, besides having chest pain.
Chakraborty joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground here ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega rally. He was welcomed into the fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh among others.
The National Award-winning actor, after being handed the saffron party flag by Ghosh, said he had always wanted to work for the underprivileged, and the saffron camp has given him a platform to fulfil his aspiration.