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Mahasweta Ray joined in BJP

Bhubaneswar:13/2/18; Officially joining after BJP veteran Odia film actress Mahasweta Ray  said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ideology and work for the development of the nation forced her to join the saffron fold.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ideology and work for the development of the nation forced me to join BJP,” she said after joining the national party during a press conference in BJP’s state headquarters here.

The actress said she had interest in politics since her childhood. However, she got opportunity to enter politics years after her career in Ollywood adding the Prime Minister has become an inspiration for the youth mass in the country that inclined her towards the BJP.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed her during the press conference for joining the party.

Her joining comes close on the heels of the joining of Odia cinema actors Mihir Das and Anu Choudhury to saffron fold on January 20.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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