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Dubious Poll Funding: SC Issues Notices To Odisha CM, Others

Bhubaneswar:28/8/17; The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued notices to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, State Election Commission (SEC), the district collector of Ganjam and the district electoral officer in connection with the dubious poll funding case.

Hearing the petition filed by Subash Mohapatra seeking transfer of the case to Delhi High Court, the apex court issued the notices and sought reply within three weeks.

Mohapatra had approached the SC citing possible manipulation of facts if the case rests with the Orissa High Court.

“The Court has sought reply from all the people and offices involved within three weeks,” said lawyer of petitioner Narendra Hooda.Mohapatra had alleged gross discrepancies in poll expenses data presented by CM Naveen Patnaik in his affidavit during 2014 general elections.

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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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