**Bhubaneswar: ** Ollywood comedian Harihar Mohapatra along with former Angul District Congress President Pratap Pradhan and several other office bearers joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here at the state headquarters on Sunday.
The leaders, followed by thousands of their supporters, joined the saffron party in the presence of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and state BJP president Basant Panda.
Speaking on this occasion, Pradhan said, “Workers from BJD and Congress are eagerly joining in BJP. Our party will be stronger with their support and we will be able to meet the people’s aspiration at a larger scale.”
Comedian Hari was also excited about joining the party. He said, “I am inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning. So, I decided to join the BJP.”