BJP Failed To Keep Poll Promises: Bengal Actor Bonny Sengupta Quits Party

Bonny Sengupta had been maintaining a distance from the party after it failed to come to power in the state, despite a high-pitched campaign.

BJP Failed To Keep Poll Promises: Bengal Actor Bonny Sengupta Quits Party

Bonny Sengupta said he did not "see any form of development" BJP had promised (File)

Kolkata:

Bengali actor Bonny Sengupta, who had joined the BJP ahead of the Assembly polls last year, today said he is quitting the party as it failed to keep the promises of development of the state and the film industry.

Bonny Sengupta had been maintaining a distance from the party after it failed to come to power in the state, despite a high-pitched campaign.

"This is to inform that my association with the Bharatiya Janata Party hs come 2 an end with effect frm today.The party has failed to keep commitments as promised & also I dnt see any form of development,they had promised for the state of West Bengal or for Bengali film industry (sic)," he tweeted.

Mr Sengupta later told reporters that BJP leaders were not in touch with him since the Assembly poll results on May 2, 2021.

The West Bengal BJP unit made light of the development, asserting that it would hardly impact the party.

"It is his decision, so what can we say? And regarding our promises, we did not come to power in West Bengal. Therefore, we don't have the executive power to do anything for the development of the Bengali film industry," BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya said.

Bengali actors Srabanti Chatterjee and Tanusree Chakraborty have also recently quit the BJP.

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