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Odisha Assembly Speaker election will be held on May 16

Bhubaneswar:10/5/17; The Odisha Assembly Speaker election will be held on May 16, it has been announced today. The position of the Speaker is lying vacant after Niranjan Pujari resigned on May 5. Governor SC Jamir today fixed the time for speaker election as May 16 at 3 pm. The Assembly secretary will be informing the legislators regarding the election schedule.

There is plenty of speculation about who might be elected as speaker next. While Amar Satapathy is believed to be the first choice of party supremo Naveen Patnaik, there is also rumours that a former speaker, Pradeep Amat could be the choice.

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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.

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