Talking to mediapersons here, Mohanty said “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a unique personality and his leadership inspires everyone. He has earned respect for the country world over.” This was informed by BJP spokesperson Pitambar Acharya.
It should be noted that Mohanty had on February 13 resigned from the Congress party. She had joined Congress on just ahead of the 2014 General Elections and was fielded against BJD candidate Bhartruhari Mahatab from Cuttack Parliamentary Constituency.
Aparajita had quit Congress party on February 13. However, she had not mentioned any reason for leaving the grand old party.
She had joined Congress on February 20, 2014 and had unsuccessfully contested BJD candidate Bhartruhari Mahatab from Cuttack Parliamentary Constituency.
It is worthwhile to mention here that, Aparajita’s husband and mega star of Odia movie industry Uttam Mohanty is in BJD.
Recently, Mahasweta Ray had joined the saffron fold on February 11 while Mihir Das and Anu Choudhury had joined the party on January 19.
Pintu Nanda, Pinky Pradhan, Harihara Mohapatra, Sritam Das, Ajit Das are the other Odia Cine stars who had joined the party earlier.
Worth mentioning, Ollywood actor Mihir Das, actresses Anu Choudhury and Mahasweta Ray had joined BJP recently.
Meanwhile, former BJD leader Sanat Gadatia today joined BJP at a ‘Mishran Parv‘ at the bypoll-bound Bijepur in Bargarh district in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan, state BJP president Basant Panda and Ashok Panigrahi, party’s candidate for the byelection.
Notably, Aparajita had fought the 2014 general elections as Congress candidate for the Cuttack Lok Sabha seat and lost to BJD’s sitting MP Bhartruhari Mahtab.
On the other hand, Aparijata’s husband and yesteryear’s Ollywood super star Uttam Mohanty is in ruling BJD. He joined BJD during the three-tier Panchayat polls in the State last year.