The custom of celebrities, together with actors and cricketers, becoming a member of politics and contesting polls has a good bit of historical past in Indian politics. And the case was no totally different simply forward of the elections to the West Bengal Assembly when director-actor-producer Raj Chakraborty joined the Trinamool Congress. Accompanying him on the stage have been Kanchan Mullick, Sayoni Ghosh and cricketer Manoj Tewari – all of whom started their political journeys with the Mamata Banerjee-led celebration the identical day.
Born in West Bengal’s Halisahar, Mr Chakraborty is claimed to be one of the commercially profitable filmmakers in Tollywood. Some of his notable works embrace ‘Chirodini Tumi Je Amar’, ‘Prem Aamar’, ‘Parineeta’ and ‘Yodha’.
On March 5, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee introduced his identify as a Trinamool candidate from the Barrackpore constituency within the North 24 Parganas district. After the announcement, the filmmaker-turned-politician mentioned he did not wish to be a star contestant however relatively a “people’s leader”.
The 46-year-old says he comes from a humble background and that his father was a clerk on the Rishi Bankim Chandra College in Naihati. “I have grown in this locality and I know life at the grassroots level,” Mr Chakraborty was quoted as saying by an English every day in March.
He additional mentioned he would persuade his voters of his “integrity and interest”, including he wasn’t somebody who would make false guarantees after which fail to fulfil them. “I will fulfil Didi’s passion to work for people by ensuring all the schemes are implemented here,” he mentioned.
And if the newest developments stay the identical by the tip of the day, Mr Chakraborty could be very nicely headed to the West Bengal Assembly as an MLA. He is presently main in opposition to BJP’s Chandramani Shukla within the Barackpore constituency. In 2016, Trinamool’s Silbhadra Datta had gained the seat by defeating Debasish Bhowmick of CPIM by a margin of seven,319 votes.
Latest election end result developments present the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has as soon as once more established itself as a formidable drive in West Bengal. The celebration, which swept the 2016 polls with 211 seats, is already main in 202 seats presently. The BJP is a distant second with leads in 87 seats.
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