Actor Mithun Chakraborty, who joined the BJP recently, on Thursday had to stay inside his chopper for around 20 minutes in Bankura’s Saltora because over 2,000 BJP workers and fans had surrounded the helicopter.
Mithun, who came for a road show to back BJP nominee Chandana Bauri, landed at Saltora College grounds around 10am. A huge crowd waiting for the MLA Fatakesto star broke through barricades. Jostling people pressed against the door of Mithun’s chopper.
A scuffle broke out between the police and BJP workers as the former tried to clear the way.
The star-politician finally boarded a car for the road show with Bauri and Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar. Instead of a 2.5km ride, Mithun got off after a kilometre. BJP leaders blamed the police for the chaos that prevented Mithun from completing the road show.