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Veteran Odia cine star Bijay Mohanty joins Congress

Bhubaneswar: A few days after noted Ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Congress party, veteran Odia film star Bijay Mohanty on Wednesday formally joined the grand old party here at the party office in the presence of PCC president Jaydev Jena, newly elected Rajya Sabha member Ranjib Biswal and many of his supporters.

“I had no interest in politics. But I have a weakness towards the grand old Congress party from my childhood and now I am greatly inspired by the vision, ideology and simplicity of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi,” said Mohanty on the occasion.  

Welcoming him into the Congress, Jena said, “The Congress party really needs towering personalities like Odia cine star Bijay Mohanty for a vibrant Odisha and India. His contribution to the field of Odia cinema, social services and teaching profession is remarkable and his joining will certainly boost the party’s prospects in the coming elections.”

The veteran filim star said if he was given a party ticket he would certainly contest the election. Mohanty is likely to be the Congress candidate from the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency, sources said.

Last week veteran Ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty had joined the grand old party.

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