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BJP is emerging as the main Opposition party in Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:17/3/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has made an undeclared alliance with the Congress and this has been proved from the BJD’s winning Bijepur by-poll recently; and the BJP is emerging as the State’s main Opposition party, said senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here yesterday.

The Petroleum Minister said this after being given a rousing reception by BJP workers here on his arrival after being reelected to the Rajya Saha. He is credited to be the first Odia leader elected to the Parliament’s Upper House twice from outside the home State, first from Bihar and now from Madhya Pradesh.

Party activists and supporters welcomed Pradhan on his arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport and escorted him in a massive rally to the party State office.

“The BJD’s Bijepur win is like a lamp burning brighter before its moment of extinguishing,” said Pradhan.

He slammed the State Government for forming the Biju Yuba Bahini, saying that the force has been formed to sub-serve interests of the ruling party.

In his reaction, BJD vice-president Debi Prasad Mishra refuted Pradhan’s allegations against the Chief Minister for being pro-Congress.

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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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