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BJD took out a bullock cart rally in protest against rising petrol and diesel prices.

Bhubaneswar:18/1/18: The BJD took out a bullock cart rally here today in protest against rising petrol and diesel prices.

The party accused the BJP of “betraying” the people by not fulfilling the promises it had made before elections.

Some members of youth and student wing of the ruling party rode bullock carts on the busy Lower PMG Square to protest oil price hike holding placards and shouting slogans against Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and later staged a demonstration.

They accused that the Union Minister has failed to check the price hike of petrol and diesel and demanded his resignation.

The protesters claimed that price of essential commodities is skyrocketing due to the increase in oil price.

“The NDA government has increased price of petrol and diesel nine times since it came to power in 2014 which has affected the common people of the country, said former Odisha Food and Supply Minister Sanjay Das Burma.

If the BJP-led Union government does not take any step to check oil price soon, we will intensify our agitation,” threatened Das Burma.

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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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