Bhubaneswar: Odia cine stars Uttam Mohanty and Asit Pati joined the ruling-BJD today. Both the stars were at the Odisha CM and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s residence Naveen Niwas where they formally joined the party.
Both Uttam and Asit are well known actors of the Odia film industry.
“The two well known Odia film stars, Uttam Mohanty and Asit Pati have joined the BJD today. This will strengthen the party,” said Naveen Patnaik.
“Since my student days I have been a follower of Biju Patnaik and during the days of the Utkal Congress I was the general secretary of the student wing. Now I have got this opportunity and motivated by the ideology of Naveen, I have joined the party. My main objective is to see holistic development of my Mayurbhanj district,” said Uttam Mohanty.
“During the time of Biju Patnaik, I was an activist of the Utkal Congress party and impressed with my work, Biju Babu gave me a job at Paradip port. Since that day I have been indebted to him. I really like the kind of work CM Naveen Patnaik is doing which is why I have joined him,” said Asit Pati.