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BJD To Support Ram Nath Kovind For President After PM Speaks To CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi19/6/17;: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that BJD will support NDA’s candidate Ram Nath Kovind as Presidential candidate.

“The Hon’ble PM spoke to me to inform about the candidature of Ram Nath Kovind as Presidential nominee. He sought the support of BJD in this regard. Last time BJD had proposed the name of eminent leader of tribal community PA Sangma. Based on BJD’s request many political parties including BJP had supported him. In this backdrop and considering the fact that Shri Kovind is an eminent lawyer belonging to the Scheduled Caste community, BJD, after discussing with senior leaders of the party has decided to support his candidature,” said CM Naveen.

Earlier, the NDA today announced Ram Nath Kovind, the Bihar Governor, as its Presidential candidate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi even spoke to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over phone today to seek consensus over the candidate.

Naveen had earlier today said “We will discuss it with senior party leaders of BJD and then inform the media later,” said Naveen today.

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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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