Actor Mithun Chakraborty is likely to share stage with PM Narendra Modi in Kolkata on Sunday (March 7).

A BJP parliamentarian said, "If Mithun Chakraborty joins the BJP, it would be great news for the party as well as the people of Bengal.”

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Mithun Chakraborty had joined the TMC after it came to power in West Bengal in the 2011 Assembly elections. The actor was nominated as Rajya Sabha member in 2014 but he resigned from the membership of Rajya Sabha within two years citing health issues.

However, it is expected that this time Mithun Chakraborty will share the stage with PM Modi in his rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.

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BJP leader Arjun Singh said, “If Mithun Chakraborty comes, it will be good, both for Bengal as well as our party. If he comes on a stage where there is PM, the people of Bengal will be happier.”

Thus, it remains to be seen whether the actor meets up to the expectation of the BJP. The elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal will begin on March 27.