After joining the party yesterday, Patowary said "I am impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and leadership. I'll use politics as a tool, medium and power to serve more and reach out. BJP for me is an ideology." 

"I have not joined BJP for contesting elections as of now, but I am ready to help the party in every possible way through my art", said the multi-lingual singer who has also lent her voice to many Bollywood films.

Kalpana is a well-known singer and has sung for many regional and Hindi cinema. She has been a co-singer in some famous Bollywood songs. She sang the song "Uncha Lamba Kad" in Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer movie Welcome. She also gave the hit party song Gandi Baat in Shahid Kapoor starrer R. Rajkumar.

"Even though I join politics, my field of work will be the same - that is music and more importantly archiving our folk musical heritage", said the singer who is popularly known as 'Bhojpuri Queen'.

A playback and folk singer from Assam, Kalpana is a disciple of Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan. 
She gained more popularity after her participation in the reality show Junoon - Kuchh Kar Dikhaane Ka (2008) on NDTV Imagine. A graduate in English literature, Patowary is also the first Bhojpuri singer to present age-old tradition of Khadi Birha to international platforms.

With inputs from PTI