Mamata is my inspiration: Moon Moon

Film actress-turned politician Moon Moon Sen, who is the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Bankura Lok Sabha seat, said on Sunday that the party supremo Mamata Banerjee was her inspiration for getting into politics.

Sen made her first public appearance as a politician at a party workers’ meet here, saying ‘I have drawn inspiration from Mamata Banerjee when I came to know her closely during the last days of my mother in a hospital.’

‘I have come here to serve the people. I’ll see to it that the local problems are sorted out if I am elected in the elections,’ said the actress who featured in 60 films in Bengali and six other languages.

She was accompanied by sitting cabinet minister Subrata Mukherjee who was confident of her win. ‘She will win by at least two lakh votes. The party has done a lot of rural development for this area. Add to that Moon Moon’s graceful persona which will appeal to the electorate’, he said. Party general secretary Mukul Roy was also present on the occasion.

Daughter of legendary Bengali actress, the late Suchitra Sen, Moon Moon was greeted by about 50,000 workers, including women. Pitted against CPI-M stalwart and sitting MP Basudev Acharya, the 66-year-old actress sought the cooperation of the grassroots workers to win the seat. Sen indicated that her daughters Raima Sen and Ria Sen may also campaign for her.

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