The second largest city and Urban agglomeration in West Bengal after Kolkata, the industrial belt of Asansol is slated to witness a star-powered fight in the upcoming Lok Sabha election scheduled to be held in the fourth phase on April 29. Republic TV spent a day with Moon Moon Sen, actor with extraordinary oomph in her heyday and now a Trinamool Congress MP.
Amidst her busy schedule, inspecting and greeting the people in Asansol, we were witness to the fanfare and frenzy her constituents subject her to. Actor Moon Moon Sen had pulled off a major upset in her poll debut by defeating nine-time MP Basudeb Acharia of the CPI(M) in West Bengal’s Bankura Lok Sabha constituency. In her Poll debut Trinamool Congress nominee Ms. Sen triumphed by 97,511 votes over Mr Acharia, who has been winning from the seat without a break since 1980. Ms. Sen, daughter of Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen, received 481,911 votes.
Now, the actor-turned politician has been filded against BJP's big gun and Union Minister Babul Supriyo from Asansol constituency.
"I consider Babul a little boy. I mean, neither he nor I, can come close to Basudeb Acharya. It not that I am a giant slayer or anything, it is very flattering to hear, he was a great guy and besides him we are nothing. I am a film star who happens to be popular, my mother was popular, my kids are popular and for Babul I would say that he is one more singer. She (Mamata Banerjee) sent me here because I worked for Bankura which is out on paper and now I am going to work here. And whereever I see it's Trinamool", she asserted.