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Naveen Patnaik has almost suppressed all political parties in the State.

Bhubaneswar: With continued phenomenal victory of the Biju Janata Dal in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has almost suppressed all political parties in the State.

The outcome can rightly be viewed as a tectonic shift in the State’s political landscape.



Amidst the euphoria in the BJD camp, despair among other national and regional parties, the ruling party is celebrating its 20th birthday with utmost brute power in holy city Puri today.

What has come through the last 20 years is the mesmerizing magic of Naveen Patnaik’s charisma with a record of longest-time Chief Minister in the country along with Pawan Kumar Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim and Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Tripura.



Besides, the regional party has won 117 Assembly seats out of 147 and 20 Lok Sabha seats out of 21, adding a new record to its fold.

Under the leadership of Naveen, BJD has performed outstandingly in five Lok Sabha elections and four Assembly elections.

Naveen, who had never hogged political limelight till he fought a by-election from Aska Parliamentary Constituency in Odisha and was elected as a member to the 11th Lok Sabha after demise of his father Biju Patnaik in 1997, has stood as a benevolent mass leader, who is strong, capable of taking risky decisions and shouldering the responsibility of its fallout independently in Odisha politics.

He is a leader who seems to be keen on delivering and making a difference in the lives of 4.5 crore Odia people.

About Editor in chief

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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