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Popular Ollywood singer Humane Sagar joined Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal

Bhubaneswar:3/3/19: Popular Ollywood singer Humane Sagar today joined Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in presence of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a party spokesperson said.

The Titlagarh born singer formally joined the regional party at Naveen Niwas (the residence of Chief Minister) here this afternoon, he said.

“I am impressed by the personality of Naveen Patnaik as he is a pure-hearted man and the developmental works his government has done for the state. I will work for the party as a dedicated worker. I decided to join politics to work for the people,” the popular singer said.

“I am a big fan of Naveen Patnaik,” the singer told, flashing a big smile.

When asked whether he has any plans to contest the polls, Humane said: “It is upto the authority to decide.”

Personalities from the entertainment industry joining politics in the state are nothing new. Earlier, Ollywood actors Aparajita Mohanty, Pinky Pradhan, Mahasweta Ray, Mihir Das, Bijay Mohanty, Uttam Mohanty, Pintu Nanda, Sritam Das, Kuna Tripathy and many more have taken plunge into politics.

Going by record, very few names from the entertainment industry have tasted success in electoral politics. Only a handful like Siddhant Mohapatra, Akash Das Nayak and Prashant Nanda could influence voters in their favour.

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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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