Kolkata: The BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty, who had recently joined the saffron camp, in Behala area of the city on Thursday, following which a group of party activists held a demonstration in front of a police station. The agitation was led by actor-turned-politician Srabanti Chatterjee, who is contesting from the Behala Paschim assembly constituency on a BJP ticket, party sources said. Also Read - West Bengal Polls 2021: Dilip Ghosh Convoy Attacked in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi
The saffron party activists shouted slogans against the ruling TMC in front of the Parnasree Police Station. BJP sources said the party sought permission to hold a door-to-door campaign by the Bollywood superstar in the Behala area after the city police had cancelled its roadshow plea on Wednesday night. “The door-to-door campaign by him was also not granted at the last minute,” they claimed. The Kolkata Police declined to make any comment on the issue.
The BJP candidate later took out a roadshow in the constituency where the National Award-winning actor was not present. The actor-turned-BJP candidate is pitted against TMC heavyweight and West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee who is seeking re-election from the Behala Paschim constituency.