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Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee quits BJP

The 34-year-old actor had been maintaining a distance from the saffron party after it failed to unseat Mamata Banerjee's government from power in the eastern state despite a high-pitched campaign.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
Updated: November 12, 2021 4:13:30 am
Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee quits BJPSrabanti Chatterjee, who was once close to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the TMC, joined the BJP in March this year. (Twitter/@srabantismile)

Popular Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who had joined the BJP before the West Bengal Assembly elections earlier this year, quit the saffron party on Thursday, claiming that it had taken no “initiative” to further the cause of Bengal.

Srabanti lost to TMC heavyweight and state minister Partha Chatterjee in the elections.

Srabanti tweeted: “Severing all ties with the BJP, the party for which I fought the last state elections. Reason being their lack of initiative and sincerity to further the cause of Bengal.”

The state BJP unit said it was a “good riddance”, claiming that it wouldn’t impact the party.

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