Kolkata: The recreation is afoot for actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who just lately made her political debut in West Bengal politics by becoming a member of BJP. Chatterjee, who was as soon as seen to be near the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and had campaigned for a number of state authorities schemes mentioned she joined BJP as she was impressed by the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and needed individuals within the state to offer an opportunity to the celebration within the forthcoming Assembly polls.
On sharing the identical dias with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on completely different events, she mentioned: “I’ve by no means acquired any proposal from the TMC. But sure, I respect Didi (Mamata Banerjee). I’ve been on the identical platform along with her. I went along with her many instances throughout campaigns. When it involves ideology, I assist BJP. This is the celebration, I can work with. I just like the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
The 33-year-old who entered the Bengali movie business on the age of 10 mentioned: “People have seen me on the silver display until right now and have given me their love. Now, I wish to work for the individuals on the bottom. I wish to work for the event of Bengal. BJP has labored for the event of the nation. People throughout the nation assist the celebration.”
BJP has been aggressively campaigning within the state, which has been ruled predominantly by the Left Front and the TMC. Chatterjee mentioned the Left celebration had dominated West Bengal for 34 years and the TMC was in energy for one other 10 years.
“There has not been as a lot growth because it ought to have been in Bengal. There must be one authorities on the Centre and within the state to have extra growth.”People ought to give an opportunity to BJP. Bengal requires a change. Being a Bengali, I really feel there was no growth within the final ten years. Now, the individuals and the BJP will rework Bengal into `Sonar Bangla`,” she advised ANI in an interview.
For the following polls, the TMC has launched the slogan `khela hobe` (Game on) slogan, which Chatterjee mentioned is sort of catchy and the sport is on for all people within the political enviornment.
“I actually just like the slogan. See, all of us are taking part in. Be it politics, performing or sports activities, everyone seems to be taking part in of their fields. So `khela hobe`,” the actor mentioned.While Chatterjee has expressed her keenness to contest elections, she mentioned she has left it to the celebration to determine.
“I wish to contest elections. Whatever duty is given to me by the celebration and organisation, I will do this. The individuals of Bengal have given me a number of love. Wherever the celebration offers me a ticket, I will contest from there.”
The actor mentioned she was provided an opportunity to contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 by the BJP however she couldn’t make her thoughts at the moment. On TMC`s slogan “Bangla Nijer Meyeke Chaye” (Bengal desires its personal daughter), the actor mentioned, “I’m additionally a daughter of Bengal. I imagine individuals will stand by me. They will stand by BJP to convey `Parivartan` in Bengal.”
The actor additional asserted that slogan `Jai Shri Ram` provides her peace of thoughts. “I wish to say that I’m a Hindu, I worship lord Ram. I worship Krishna. I just like the slogan very a lot. It provides peace of thoughts. I don’t suppose anybody must be indignant on `Jai Shri Ram`,” mentioned Chatterjee.
The actor additionally commented on the raging `outsiders` versus `insiders` debate within the state which Mamata Banerjee has dismissed the BJP as a “celebration of outsiders” and the latter countering her by alleging that she favours “unlawful immigrants” over Indians in Bengal for vote financial institution politics.
“Our Indian custom has been of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. I believe the phrase `outsider` is just not proper. It shouldn’t be spoken for anybody, I’m going to different states and international locations for capturing. I nonetheless get the identical love as I’ve obtained from the individuals of Bengal and the nation. I believe that we’re all one, we’re all Indians, everyone seems to be welcome in Bengal,” Chatterjee mentioned.
The actor had joined the BJP in Kolkata on March 1 within the presence of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and the celebration`s election in-charge within the state, Kailash Vijayvargiya. Elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will start on March 27. The state is ready to witness eight-phase Assembly polls this 12 months.