19 February, Bhubaneswar
Eminent Odia cine star Aparajita Mohanty who resigned from the Congress a few days back, joined the BJP today in presence of Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan at the state party headquarters here .
In 2014 Lok Sabha election she had unsuccessfully contested the Cuttack Lok Sabha seat on Congress ticket.
Aparajita said she was inspired by the leadership and ideology of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and decided to join the saffron party.
Earlier her elder sister and Odia film actress Maheswata Ray and Anu Choudhury, also a cine star had joined the BJP.