Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20:
Popular Ollywood actor Aparajita Mohanty today joined the Congress.
Among others, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Jayadev Jena and president of Cuttack City Congress Mohammad Moqim were present on the occasion.
Aparajita is likely to be fielded as the Congress candidate for the Cuttack Lok Sabha seat as the party is trying to use her star power to garner votes in forthcoming general elections taking into account its desperate position in the state, sources said.
“I am very happy that I was given a call to join a national party. I always had a weakness towards Congress and I am happy that I have joined it today,” Aparajita siad after joining the Congress.
“I welcome her into the party. Her joining will give a boost to Rahulji call for taking the country into the 21st century in the state,” said Jayadev Jena, PCC president at the press meet.