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BJP Mahila Morcha had a face-off with police personnel during a demonstration

Bhubaneswar:2/10/18: Tension ran high near Airport Square here today after activists of BJP Mahila Morcha had a face-off with police personnel during a demonstration staged by the former against the derogatory remarks of Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy.

The incident took place when the women activists attempted to enter Naveen Niwas to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patniak regarding the matter.

Holding party flags and banner, the Mahila Morcha took out a rally from the party office and marched towards the residence of CM Naveen to seek his reply over the issue. They also demanded suspension of Minister Maharathy for his objectionable remarks on women. Later, the activists had a clash with police personnel when the latter prevented them from entering the residence of CM Naveen.

Later, the cops detained around 15 members of the BJP women’s wing from the spot.

About Ashok Palit

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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