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BJP will contest the 2019 Odisha Assembly elections alone

Bhubaneswar:7/9/17; BJP National President Amit Shah today ruled out the possibility of alliance with any regional party in the state and said his party will contest the 2019 Odisha assembly elections alone.

“BJP will contest the elections alone. There is no question of forming any alliance,” said Shah addressing a press conference at the party state headquarters here.

Hinting at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s doubt over his ‘Mission 120’ the BJP President said, “This may look impossible for some people who have grown old. But the BJP, young in spirit, will definitely achieve its goal.”

We have proved in many states like Uttar Pradesh and Manipur, he added.

Answering the question from media personnel regarding Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s Chief Ministerial candidacy, Shah said the party hasn’t decided on any candidate yet, but the state will get a young leader.

Replying to a question on whether a change of guard in the Congress would affect the chances of his party in the next elections, Shah said; “Congress is shrinking everywhere in the country. So it will not affect us in any way.”

Without naming Naveen Patnaik Shah said development does not mean getting an award from magazine.

The BJP National President listed the failures of the Odisha government like Kalahandi’ Dana Majhi, Nagada malnutrition deaths, chit fund scams and drought and accused Naveen of inefficiency and corruption.

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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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