After Soumya, Achyuta Samanta’s joining BJD triggers political fever


Bhubaneswar: Surprising the people of Odisha, Head of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT); Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Dr Achyuta Samanta today joined the Biju Janata Dal at Naveen Niwas here in presence of Chief Minister and party Supremo Naveen Patnaik.

Speculations are rife ahead of Rajya Sabha polls with joining of two heavyweights- Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Achyuta Samanta in BJD.

Samanta is a promoter of culture and the arts through Kadambini Media Pvt Ltd (KMPL), an organisation he founded. He has been the organizer of Nanhi Pari, a Little Miss India competition, since 2000. He has established 25 spiritual centres and shrines, and is in the process of setting up ‘Gandhi Gram’ in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, a tribal museum to showcase tribal life, art and culture, and a centre for yoga and spiritualism. He is the recipient of 36 Honorary Degree of DLitt including one from Daffodil International University.

Eyes are on BJD supremo who is all set to name its three candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls today.

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