Kolkata: If the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) had been leveraging on the presence on veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty of their election rallies in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress pulled off a coup by bringing over Jaya Bachchan to be a part of their marketing campaign for the subsequent three days. The third part of polling within the excessive voltage elections within the state can be happening on Tuesday.
‘‘I’ve not come to behave,’’ mentioned the 72-year-old actor and spouse of Amitabh Bachchan, who had been a Rajya Sabha MP since 2004 on nomination from the Samajwadi Get together. ‘‘Akhilesh ji (Yadav), my chief, informed me that we’re supporting Trinamool Congress on this elections. It’s out of affection and respect for a single lady combating towards all atrocities which has introduced me right here,’’ Bachchan mentioned in reference to Mamata Banerjee. ‘‘Head damaged, leg damaged – however they might not break her coronary heart,’’ she mentioned in a terse tackle to the media on the Trinamool Bhavan.
‘‘Amar nam Jaya Bachchan…age amar nam chilo Jaya Bhaduri. Amar babar nam Tarun Bhaduri (My title is Jaya Bachchan, I used to be Jaya Bhaduri earlier than. My father’s title was Tarun Bhaduri),’’ the actor par excellence who churned out classics like ‘Abhiman,’ ‘Guddi’ launched herself – making an attempt to determine an apparent join with the folks of the state.
She later reached the Tollygunge space to be a part of a roadshow in assist of the sitting MLA, Arup Biswas, who’s locked in a excessive profile battle with former Union minister of state, Babul Suriyo.
If she had spent her adolescence in Kolkata and made her performing debut in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Mahanagar’ (The Metropolis) in mid-Sixties, Bachchan had moved on to Bollywood after her performing course within the Movie and Tv Institute of India (FTII) and settled in Mumbai for the reason that early Seventies. She acquired married to Amitabh Bachchan in 1973.
The fiesty Bachchan has just lately been seen taking up the ruling BJP on the ground of the Home on a number of events. The Bachchans, by the way, have at all times maintained a great equation with Mamata Banerjee and attended the Kolkata Worldwide Movie Pageant in 2018.
Very similar to the best way BJP is making an attempt to make use of Mithun Chakraborty of their rallies (he campaigned in battleground Nandigram additionally final week), Bachchan is predicted to ring a bell with the ladies voters – who’re historically an enormous supply of energy for the Trinamool supremo.
The information of her arrival, nonetheless, didn’t sway the state BJP management on Sunday, with a couple of of them saying that she is not any match to the sort of footprint Chakraborty has within the state. Nonetheless, in an election the place optics are taking part in such an enormous half, it might be a sensible transfer on a part of the ruling dispensation.