Bhubaneswar:7/5/17; Hours after the new ministers were allotted various portfolios, BJD activists from Sundergarh revolted against the party and threatened mass resignation due to non-representation of their district in the fresh Cabinet reshuffle.“Non-representation will weaken the party base as well as welfare activities in the district. We are extremely disappointed as no MLA from the western Odisha district found place in the Cabinet. So, we are planning to resign en masse from the party”, Lalatendu Parida, BJD’s Sundergarh district secretary (organisation) said. Party veteran and former minister Mangala Kishan, who also belongs to Sundergarh district, echoed similar voice that non-representation would affect the development of the district.
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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.