Anju Ghosh, a Bangladeshi film actress joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in presence of the party’s state president Dilip Ghosh in Kolkatta. During the event, Ghosh was handed over a BJP flag. When asked by the media about her present citizenship status, she refused to speak.
In 1989, her film ‘Beder Meye Josna’ (Josna, the gypsey daughter) made a record of being the highest grossing film in Bangladesh film history.
The development comes almost two month’s after a huge controversy erupted when a popular Bangladeshi actor was ordered to leave India after he was seen campaigning for Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) during the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Famous Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed’s business visa was cancelled by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and a notice was issued to him to immediately leave the country.
Ahmed, who had acted in many Bengali films, was blacklisted from the country as well. MHA sources said none of the visa categories allow a foreign national to participate in political campaigning in the country.
A major political row broke out when Ferdous was roped in to campaign for the TMC and the BJP even filed a complaint with the Election Commission, claiming that Ferdous’s campaign activity for TMC is in violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).