GUWAHATI, July 13 - Kalpana Patowary, the well-known Assamese-Bhojpuri artiste has joined the BJP.
The singer officially joined the saffron party in Patna today in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi.
The ceremony took place at Bapu Sabhagarh in Patna. This is the first time that Kalpana Patowary has joined any political party, a press release stated.
Patowary said that she was impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s vision and leadership. �I have not joined BJP for contesting elections as of now, but I am ready to help out the party in every possible way by serving through my art.
Even though I have joined politics, my field of work will be the same � that is my music and more importantly � archiving our folk musical heritage,� she said.