Vateran actor Ajit Das joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Odisha film actor and director Ajit Das on Tuesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at party state headquarters here.

Das joined the BJP in the presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, state unit president Basant Panda and other leaders.

“I am not a politician, rather an actor. I have not joined the party to be a leader. I will work towards development in the field of art and culture in the state,” said Ajit Das.

Several other leaders from Congress also joined the party.

Last week, renowned music director Manmath Mishra and popular comedian Harihara Mohapatra had joined BJP.