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UPA’s Vice Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi will call on BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab

New Delhi:31/7/17: UPA’s Vice Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi will call on BJD MPs on Tuesday in New Delhi and would request them to extend their support in his favour during the Vice Presidential election on August 5.

Gandhi is supposed to meet the BJD Parliamentians at MP Bhartruhari Mahtab’s residence here and will have his lunch there as per the schedule.

The ruling BJD has asked its MPs to remain present during the meeting with Gandhi at New Delhi and pledge their support for the UPA’s VP candidate.

While on one hand the BJD had pledged its support for NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the recently concluded Presidential poll but this time the regional party decided to support the opposition’s pick by announcing to support Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Earlier BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had declared about his party’s support to Gandhi who was unanimously selected by the UPA against the ruling NDA’s nominee Venkaiah Naidu.

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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