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Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty to get major Trinamool post

India TV News Desk 03 Aug 2012, 12:00:34 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi, Aug 3 : Yesteryears' Bollywood hero Mithun Chakraborty aka Gauranga Chakraborty is set to take up a major post in West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party, says a media report.
Though Mithun Chakraborty is yet to formally announce his entry into politics, preparations are afoot to give him a vital post, reports Rashtriya Sahara.
Recently, Pranab Mukherjee had invited Mithun Chakraborty as a special guest to his swearing-in as President in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Mithun joined West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to fly to Delhi in a special plane sent by the Centre to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Political sources here said, Mithun played a major role in persuading Mamata Banerjee to support Pranab Mukherjee for President, despite her reluctance till the twelfth hour.
Mithun Chakraborty has good relations with Pranab Mukherjee, and he had been campaigning for the latter in his parliamentary constituency in recent years.
After arriving at Delhi airport, Mithun and Mamata Banerjee went straight to Pranab Mukherjee's residence to offer congratulations and gifts.
Trinamool sources say, it was during this flight that Mamata Banerjee had a long talk with Mithun Chakraborty about the latter's political future.
Mithun is presently 62 years old. He was born on June 16, 1950 and had been a film actor since 1976. His first film was in a tribal's role in Mrinal Sen's celebrated film 'Mrigaya'.  In the formative years of adulthood, Mithun also leaned to Naxalism for some time, but later opted for acting.