#Kolkata: In the context of Ekushey’s election (West Bengal Assembly Election 2021), the arrival of ‘Bangali Babu’ happened quite a bit. After the dhoti-Punjabi, Mithun Chakraborty appeared at the PM’s brigade rally in formal attire. Even before he came, the practice with him was in full swing. At that time, the number of people joining the BJP was not small. Among them was the joining of ‘Mahaguru’ Mithun Chakraborty in the presence of Narendra Modi. The BJP flag was handed over to the former Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP on the same day at a rally in the Prime Minister’s Brigade. The brigade met that day in the popular dialogue of ‘Jat Gokhro’.
Sweet in the guise of ‘Bengali-Babu’ in the brigade
Later, ‘Gouranga Chakraborty’, meaning Bengali’s favorite ‘Mithun Da’, came back as a voter of the state. Mithun, who once grew up in North Kolkata, went to Bombay to seek his fortune, found that fortune on the shores of the Arabian Sea, spent his last years as a reality show and Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP, is now campaigning for the BJP.
Sometimes, of course, he was promoted to the post of ‘Chief Minister’ in political speculation. The story of his becoming a BJP candidate also came up in the discussion as expected. But the BJP did not nominate him. It was heard that he was not interested in being a candidate. He even told himself that he was not ‘selfish’. So he will not stand for election.
People flock to see Mithun Chakraborty
Although public meetings were held in different parts of the state, road shows were held one after another. He flew from head to toe in the helicopter provided by the BJP. The people also enjoyed his famous dialogues in various meetings. In a short time, he became one of the main faces in the BJP’s campaign. However, in the end, Mithun had to get involved in the debate like not being a person in the meeting. Even though the Election Commission banned large gatherings, there were allegations of large public gatherings in the state.
But the results of Sunday’s assembly elections showed the BJP’s dream of ‘real change’ in the dusty state. And that result shows that Mithun’s dialogue, eloquence may have received a lot of applause in this Bengal. But perhaps the Bengali Babu has also made a mistake in understanding the chemistry of the ballot box. After the results of the vote were published, no one was able to reach him from the social media. And it was seen that the people of Bengal are also dreaming of green Abir forgetting ‘snake-gokhro-chobal’. Therefore, Mithun’s tragic departure from the Bengal polling station is practically as long as there is light.