Most popular Ollywood director Sudhakar Basanta and actor Ashrumochan Mohanty on Monday joined the Odisha BJP Party, although a glamour race with celebrities stepping out for Politics.
Actor Ashrumochan told I am happy with the BJP party doing a great service to the motherland. I therefore joined the BJP.
Earlier other odia celebrities like Pintu Nanda, Sritam Das and Pinky Pradhan, had joined the party and campaigned during the last general election.
Meanwhile, Basant said he joined the party after being inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning. “I want to do something for the state and country. I think I can do better social service by joining the BJP,” said the director.
In the recent, the BJP party at center has launched a nationwide membership drive to expand the membership volume in the country as Odisha has spotted with a target of 40 lakh members by March this year.