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BJD has decided to boycott the panel discussions on OTV

Bhubaneswar:21/3/18 Ruling BJD has decided to boycott the panel discussions and political debates on Odisha’s largest television news channel OTV.

BJD spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Deb in a press meet in Bhubaneswar today announced his party’s decision.

Alleging OTV of being biased, Deb said that the news channel is targeting the ruling party and the State government especially after the suspension of Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from BJD.

He further said OTV is giving undue importance to inappropriate issues and attempting to confuse the people of Odisha by repeated broadcast of the news.However OTV has termed such allegations as false and baseless.

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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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