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Mahanadi Suraksha Abhiyan has become the people’s movement in Odisha:Naveen Patnaik

Paradip:25/5/18; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that the Mahanadi Suraksha Abhiyan has become the people’s movement in Odisha.

Addressing a massive public meeting at Biju Maidan in Paradip on the concluding day of the Mahanadi Sachetanata Suraksha Abhiyan, the chief minister said, “We are not fighting for just water. We are fighting for the life of Mahanadi.”

Naveen said it is grossly unfortunate the BJP government at the Centre has remained silent on such an important issue.

He accused the Odisha BJP leaders of supporting the illegal act of the Chhattisgarh government and shedding crocodile tears before the people of Odisha. “If the BJP leaders have any empathy for Odisha and its people, let them vehemently oppose the illegal act of Chhattisgarh. But can they oppose the BJP government in Chhattisgarh?” Naveen wondered.He also claimed that the BJD government had moved the Supreme Court to redress its grievances on the water dispute and following the apex court’s intervention, the Centre formed the Mahanadi Tribunal.

Thanking the people for covering a distance of 500 km from Jharsuguda and Bargarh district to Paradip in the scorching heat, Naveen said people of Odisha have united for the cause of Mahanadi and will give a fitting reply to those who have posed a threat to their livelihood.

Among others, BJP leaders Debi Prasad Mishra, Prasanna Acharya, Damodar Rout also spoke.

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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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