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All political parties are ready to go at any length to ensure a win in the elections

Newdelhi;19/8/17:All political parties are ready to go at any length to ensure a win in the elections, said Election Commissioner O P Rawat.

Speaking at the ‘Consultation on Electoral and Political Reforms’ organised by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), Rawat said: “It appears to a cynical common man that we have been scripting a narrative that places a maximum premium on winning at all cost.”

This is the first strong comment from a top official of the poll panel since it set aside votes of two rebel Congress leaders in the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat on August

This enabled senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel win his Rajya Sabha seat, defeating BJP chief Amit Shah’s plan to prevent his entry into the Upper House.

Rawat said: “In this narrative, poaching of legislators is extolled as smart political management; strategic introduction of money for allurement, tough-minded use of state machinery for intimidation etc., are all commended as resourcefulness.”

Rawat, who was appointed after the NDA government came to power, said:
“Democracy thrives when elections are free, fair and transparent.”

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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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