Veteran Odia actress Mahasweta Ray joins BJP

Veteran Odia actress Mahasweta Ray joined the BJP in the presence of senior leaders, including Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar.

“I joined the BJP as I was influenced by the ideology of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I do not know anything about the ideology of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik,” Mahasweta said in an apparent dig at the CM.

The BJP is happy to have Mahasweta in the party, Pradhan said, adding that she will helping strengthening the party’s base in the state.

Two other popular Odia actors Mihir Das and Anu Choudhury had joined the saffron party last month.

Mahasweta, one of the acclaimed actors of Odia film industry, has worked in Bengali films too.

(Agencies)

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