Bhubaneswar, Feb 10: Ahead of the 2024 elections, popular Ollywood actor Manoj Mishra joined the Congress today.
He joined Congress in the presence of party in-charge for Odisha Ajay Kumar, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Sarat Patnaik, and senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra.
“Manoj Mishra hasn’t joined Congress with any expectation. However, the party will treat him respectfully and make sure that he serves the people. The decision regarding giving him a ticket for the elections will be taken by the party's high command,” said Narasingha Mishra.
Manoj Mishra said, “Earlier, I wanted Odia cinema to reach the national level. Now, I have joined Congress with a desire for Odisha’s excellence at the national level. I am here to serve the people of western Odisha who have been neglected. I didn’t join BJD or BJP because the parties are in power at state and center, respectively and I wouldn’t have been able to raise the issues of my region,” he said.
“I have come to serve, not to do politics. My wish is not to contest elections, but to work for the state and my region,” he added.