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Naveen Patnaik, got emotional while recalling the days when the two leaders worked together.

Bhubaneswar:16/8/18: Many political leaders rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to enquire about health condition former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.He was dropped and he was put on life-support system.

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, got emotional while recalling the days when the two leaders worked together.
Patnaik said, “Mr. Vajpayee is a great leader and it is always a good experience to work with him,” adding that he will visit the ailing leader in New Delhi later in the day.

The two leaders shared a strog political bond. Patnak’s Biju Janata Dal was a part of the Vajpayee-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. Patnaik served as the Minister of Mines in Vajpayee’s cabinet for nearly two years until March 2000.

The BJD and BJP together contested the Lok Sabha elections in 1998, 1999 and 2004 and won several seats in the Odisha state. The two parties also formed successive coalition governments after Odisha state assembly elections in 2000 and 2004.

Vajpayee, the 93-year-old BJP leader, has been in the AIIMS since June 11. The hospital, in their press release on Wednesday, described his health condition as ‘critical’.

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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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