Popular Ollywood comedian Harihar Mohapatra aka Hari on Sunday joined BJP at state headquarters here.
The actor along with some other leaders from Congress and BJD joined BJP in the presence of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
“I am inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning. So, I decided to join the BJP,” Harihar Mohapatra said.
Besides, former Angul District Congress President Pratap Pradhan also joined the party.
Several other leaders from Nuapada and Nayagarh also joined the party.
Earlier, Ollywood actors Pinky Pradhan, Pintu Nanda, Sritam Das, Ashrumochan Mohanty and director Sudhakar Basant had also joined the BJP.