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Odisha BJP raised questions on the authenticity of Naveen Patnaik’s popularity on Social Media a

Bhubaneswar:25/8/17: Odisha BJP today raised questions on the authenticity of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s popularity on Social Media and alleged that the CM has bought followers in his Twitter account.

At a press conference here, BJP general secretary Brugu Baxipatra targeted Naveen Patnaik for misleading public by inflating the number of his followers on Twitter and said most of the followers in Naveen’s Twitter handle are fake and dubious.

According to Baxipatra, fake followers are being created through software.

Naveen had set up his twitter handle in 2015 and a total of 674K people are following him.

The BJP alleged that the number of followers was limited to 1.5 lakh till June 2017 and his Twitter handle saw a surge of nearly 5 lakh followers within a span of 54 days.

BJP has further alleged that Naveen Patnaik’s twitter handle –‘naveen_Odisha’ has added 9,000 followers per day in July-August period this year in comparison to 2.5 posts per day. It was about 100 followers per day before July 2017.

These ghost followers neither have tweeted for a single time nor are they following any other celebrity or politician, added BJP.

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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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