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Nomination papers of three BJD candidates were found to be valid

Bhubaneswar:13/3/18; Nomination papers of three BJD candidates – Achyuta Samanta, Prashanta Nanda and Soumya Ranjan Patnaik – for the upcoming elections to three Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha were found to be valid, informed Returning Officer Rajesh Prabhakar Patil today.

However, nomination of independent candidate Subash Mohapatra was rejected due to lack of proposers in support of him.

Notably, March 13 was the scheduled date for scrutinization of nomination papers while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 15.

As the ruling BJD has 118 members in the 147-seat Odisha Assembly and opposition Congress and BJP not fielding candidates for the polls, win of all the three BJD candidates is certain.

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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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