Film actors Uttam Mohanty, Asit Pati join BJD

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Odia film actors Uttam Mohanty and Asit Pati on Friday joined BJD in presence of party president Naveen Patnaik here.

Both the actors joined the ruling party at Naveen Nivas, the residence of Naveen Patnaik.

BJD president said the joining of the two actors would strengthen the party.

After joining BJD, Uttam Mohanty said, “I have joined the party for the development of Mayurbhanj. I will work following the direction of party president.”

Notably, Uttam Mohanty’s wife, Aparajita Mohanty, had joined Congress during the 2014 general elections. She had contested for Cuttack Lok Sabha constituency on Congress ticket.