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Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyuta Samanta and Prashanta Nanda as BJD candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls.

Bhubaneswar: 7/3/18;Putting all speculations to rest, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday announced its candidates for elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha.In Delhi Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik told the media that three political background candidate will be   selected to  filed nomination for Rajya sabha now it is proved that that statement was baseless.

BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the names of Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyuta Samanta and Prashanta Nanda as BJD candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls

 

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The three candidates are set to be elected to the upper house of Parliament given the brute majority of BJD in the state Assembly. In the 147 Assembly seats, BJD has 118 MLAs.

Notably, the last date for filing nomination papers for the polls is March 12. While nomination papers will be scrutinized on March 13, the last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 15.

The polling and counting will be held between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm on March 23.

Three seats in Rajya Sabha from Odisha will be lying vacant after the tenure of AU Singhdeo (BJD), Dilip Tirkey (BJD) and AV Swami (Independent) ending on April 2, 2018.

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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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