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Orissa High Court on quashed the State government’s amendment Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules

Bhubaneswar:30/3/17: The Orissa High Court on Thursday quashed the State government’s recent amendment to rule 51 of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules of 1994.

Hearing on the petition filed by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Zilla Parishad member challenging the government’s decision, the HC stated that any change to existing rules during poll process is unconstitutional.

The government’s amendment to the rule would have allowed the authorized agents, appointed by the political parties and election officers, to verify the votes being cast by the elected member of their respective parties.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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