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Sambit Patra sings in Telugu to woo voters

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : Apr 21, 2019, 4:45 am IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2019, 5:05 am IST

Sometimes, he appears as a Bengali Babu and sometimes as a common Telugu man and communicates with them in their respective languages.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. (Photo: PTI)
 BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra. (Photo: PTI)

Puri: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate for Puri, Dr Sambit Patra, knows how to strike an emotional chord with the voters within shortest possible time.

Knowing it quite well that the constituency has a diverse demographic profile that includes Odia, Bengali and Telugu speaking people, Dr Patra, who is also the saffron party’s national spokesperson, has been appearing in new and different avatars almost everyday.

Sometimes, he appears as a Bengali Babu and sometimes as a common Telugu man and communicates with them  in their respective languages.

In his latest avatar, Dr Patra appeared in complete Telugu costume and sang a Telugu song at Puri beach. The song has gone viral on social media.

While campaigning at Telegu-dominated Penthakata area in Puri on Friday evening, Dr Patra received admiration and appreciation of audiences by singing ‘Telusa Manasa,’ the Telugu version of evergreen Hindi hit number ‘Tu Mile Dil Khile’ from Hindi movie Criminal.

“Puri has a sizeable Telugu Population as well. While campaigning amidst them sang a famous Telugu number on demand. The frenzy in the crowd was palpable, don’t believe? A must watch! Lots of love to my adorable Telugu friends,” he tweeted.

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Location: India, Odisha, Puri