Popular Bengali television and film personalities join BJP
New Delhi, July 18 (IBNS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) welcomed a number of Bengali television and film personalities to the party fold on Thursday.
The actors who joined the BJP are Rishi Kaushik, Parno Mitra, Rupa Bhattacharya, Anindya Banerjee, Sourav Chakraborty, Deb Ranjan Nag, Rupanjana Mitra, Kanchana Moitra, Biswajit Ganguly, Moumita Gupta and Arindam Halder (Lama).
All the actors joined the BJP formally at the party headquarters in New Delhi in presence of BJP leaders Sambit Patra, Dilip Ghosh, Mukul Roy, Swapan Dasgupta and Subhas Sarkar.
Speaking on the occasion, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said: "Joining the BJP is a risky proposition... some councillors who joined the party earlier haven't been able to return to their homes in Bengal because cases were immediately slapped against them."
"I respect their bravery," Ghosh said of the people who joined the BJP today.
The BJP, which has made huge inroads in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha polls 2019, has two Bengali actresses — Rupa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee — in the top West Bengal leadership.
While Rupa is a Rajya Sabha MP, Locket has won the Lok Sabha polls this year from the Hooghly constituency.
Locket is one of the 18 MPs who have won in BJP's tickets from West Bengal in 2019.
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