Bhubaneswar, Nov 10:
Popular Odia actor and standup comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal.
The versatile actor announced his decision to join BJD after a meeting with chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas this morning.
While welcoming Papu to BJD, Naveen Patnaik said he will be a “great asset” to the party.
However, it is not clear whether the party will ask Papu to join active politics and offer a ticket in the 2014 elections or merely use the great entertainer to attract voters.
Besides Papu, over 70 members from the Congress and BJP formally joined the BJD today in presence of the party supremo Naveen Patnaik.