Well known actor from West Bengal Parno Mittra, who is Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from Baranagar in the ongoing Bengal Assembly election 2021, has said that she fears for her life as a worker of the party.
She told author and journalist Deep Haldar in an interview: "I am a star in Bengali films. But as a BJP worker, I fear for my life. I overcome that fear every day and step out to meet people as I want to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Sonar Bangla.”
A day after this interview, Haldar said in a post on Twitter that her team has been attacked.
He wrote on Twitter: "A day after @parnomittra told me in an interview that she fears for her life as a BJP candidate, her team is attacked. Even women not spared."
There has been no update or post from the actor's account on Twitter. Mittra welcomed home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah at a rally held in the state. The alleged attack on her team has come less than a day after the rally addressed by Amit Shah.
Mittra had spoken candidly to Haldar on the clash and attack on the CISF personnel.
She said: “It is unfortunate what happened. But why did the honourable chief minister instigate voters against central forces? The political atmosphere in Bengal has been vitiated. Every death is unfortunate. But no one talks about the 140 plus BJP workers killed in Bengal. Not a day goes when our workers are not attacked. I am a star in Bengali films. But as a BJP worker, I fear for my life. I overcome that fear every day and step out to meet people as I want to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Sonar Bangla.”
She added in the interview that artists and intellectuals will be empowered by the BJP in Bengal once the party comes to power. "They will not have to live in fear as they do currently under Mamata Banerjee’s reign,” she added.
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