KOLKATA: Veteran actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty was questioned virtually for an hour by Kolkata Police on Monday (June 28) in connection with controversial remarks he made during the assembly election campaign. The actor had reportedly made a controversial statement “maarbo ekhane lash porbe soshane” and “ek chobole chobi” during an election rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds on March 7 in presence of PM Narendra Modi. This is the third time he was questioned in the matter.
On June 16, actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty was questioned by the Kolkata Police on Wednesday over the controversial speech during the Bengal election campaign. Chakraborty, who was among the BJP’s star campaigners in the April-May election, was questioned virtually in connection with a case filed against him over the speech.
An FIR was registered against the actor in Maniktala for his speech. The complainant claimed in his FIR that the actor had used dialogues like “marbo ekhane lash porbe shoshane (I will hit you here and the body will fall in the crematorium)” and “ek chobole chabi (just one snakebite and you will become a photograph) during a BJP campaign rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata for the West Bengal assembly elections. It was also alleged that the actor’s utterances were a cause for post-poll violence in the state. The 71-year-old actor, who was among the BJP’s star campaigners in the April-May election, was questioned virtually in connection with the case filed against him.
Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in the West Bengal Assembly elections that concluded last month. The Bharatiya Janata Party garnered 77 seats in the 294-seat state assembly. Violence was reported in several parts of West Bengal after the results of the Assembly elections were declared on May 2.
(With Agency Report).