Bengali film actress Payel Sarkar joins BJP. Image Source: IANS News

Kolkata, Feb 25 : Star wars continue in poll-bound West Bengal as the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and its arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are busy roping in film stars and actors in their respective political folds ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly elections.

Kolkata's Tollywood actress Payel Sarkar on Thursday joined BJP in the presence of party's state unit president Dilip Ghosh and other senior leaders.

Earlier, actor Yash Dasgupta also joined the saffron brigade in the presence of senior BJP leaders like party's West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya, national vice-president Mukul Roy and Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta.

On Wednesday, many local Bengali film and television industry representatives like June Malliah, Sayoni Ghosh, Kanchan Mallick and cricketer Manoj Tiwari had joined the Trinamool Congress in a rally at Sahaganj, in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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