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Veteran actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party

Bhubaneswar:19/2/18; A week after resigning from the Congress, veteran Odisha actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here today.

The Ollywood star joined the saffron party at the BJP’s state headquarters here in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders.

Mohanty said she joined the party as she was inspired by the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and after being influenced by the development programmes undertaken by him. She also expressed hopes that the country would continue to progress under Modi’s leadership.

On the other hand, Pradhan said Mohanty’s joining will strengthen the party.

Party sources said Mohanty will join the BJP’s by-poll campaign which is underway in Bijepur assembly constituency.

Mohanty had on February 13 resigned from the Congress party and speculations were rife that she might join the BJP.

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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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