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Political parties in Odisha has tuning their strategies to intensify their campaigns for the Bijepur by-poll

Bhubaneswar:8/2/18; Political parties in the state are now fine-tuning their strategies to intensify their campaigns for the Bijepur by-poll scheduled to be held on February 24. They have lined up their star campaigners for Bijepur by-poll.

BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will hit BJD campaign trail and seek vote for his party candidate Rita Sahu for the forthcoming Bijepur by-polls in Bargarh district.

According to the party sources, Patnaik will campaign for the BJD candidate in Gaisilet and Barpali blocks on February 19 and in Bijepur on February 21.

Apart from Naveen, the BJD has named 39 star-campaigners for the by-polls. It included 5 Ministers, 6 MPs (including Ollywood stars Siddhanta Mohapatra and Anubhab Mohanty), 22 MLAs, 2 BJD spokespersons (Sasmit Patra and Sulochana Das) and four Ollywood actors Muna Khan, Kuna Tripathy, Arindam Ray and Srimayee Mishra.

On the other hand, the BJP has also planned to rope in several Union ministers and Chief Ministers to campaign for the Bijepur by-poll.

“Leaders like Smriti Irani, Ram Kripal Yadav, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, Santosh Gangwar, Radha Mohan Singh, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Sadhwi Niranjan Jyoti will seek votes for our nominee. Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan will also take part in the campaign,” said BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma.

BJP has fielded former BJD MLA Ashok Panigrahi.

For Congress, senior party leaders like PCC president Prasad Harichandan, former Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal, senior leaders Jayadev Jena, Narasingha Mishra and Tara Prasad Bahinipati will campaign for their candidate Pranaya Sahu.

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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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