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Tussle between Jogi and Baijayant

Bhubaneswar:4/8/17: The allegations of business links between BJD MP Baijayant Panda and former finance minister P.Chidambaram levelled by former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi has kicked off a political storm in Odisha.

However the office of the MP had categorically rubbished such allegations yesterday, though Jogi on Friday reiterated that he has enough evidence to prove his claims.

“There should be a proper inquiry on whether the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearances given to the company owned by Panda’s family and Rs 2,300 crore loan waiver were done in the right manner or not,” said Jogi.

eacting to Jogi’s allegation, MP Baijayant Panda’s office yesterday claimed that “The allegations by Shri Jogi are ridiculous. Shri P.Chidambaram had appeared in court as legal counsel for companies connected to Mr Panda’s family. Neither Mr Panda nor any family members have any dealings with Sri Karti Chidambaram.”

Moreover, BJD MP Baijayant Panda’s political secretary Jyoti Prakash Ghose had termed it as a ‘political conspiracy.’  Without taking any name, Ghose had said that the entire plot was orchestrated by a non-Odia bureaucrat.

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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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