Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met actor Mithun Chakraborty on Saturday. The meeting added fuel to speculations that the actor may join Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the dias at the Brigade rally in Kolkata.
Vijayvargiya tweeted to say, he had a late-night discussion with the actor and he was moved hearing stories of his patriotism and love for the poor. BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, however, said nothing has been discussed regarding Chakraborty's joining the saffron camp.
Once considered close to the CPI(M), Mithun Chakraborty was Rajya Sabha MP for the TMC for few years, before resigning expressing a desire to quit politics.