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BJD held a state-wide agitation protesting Union Minister VK Singh’s rejection of Special Category

Bhubaneswar:20/6/17; The BJD  held a state-wide agitation protesting Union Minister VK Singh’s rejection of Special Category State (SCS) status for Odisha and the decrease in water flow in the Mahanadi River due to construction of barrages and dams by neighboring Chhattisgarh in upstream of the river.

Activists of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) staged the protest in all district headquarters. In the State capital, hundreds of activists of the party students’ wing took out a massive rally from the Special Circuit House to the ADM office via Power House Square. They later staged a demonstration in front of the ADM office.

The activists, besides criticising the statement of Chhattisgarh Industries Minister on the Mahanadi issue, alleged that the Chhattisgarh Government is depriving the people of Odisha of their due share of the Mahanadi water by supplying it to industries.

They also accused the NDA Government at the Centre of backing the BJP Government in Chhattisgarh

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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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