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Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra has tendered an apology for making disparaging and derogatory remark

Bhubaneswar:11/10/18: Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra has tendered an apology for making disparaging and derogatory remark regarding Odisha, Sun Temple at Konark and Lord Jagannath.

In a letter addressed to Odisha assembly speaker, Pradip Kumar Amat, Mitra is reported to have tendered his apology.

Meanwhile the House Committee of the Odisha Assembly, chaired by the leader of the Opposition Narasingha Mishra, met today to deliberate over the issue. Earlier Mitra had been summoned to appear before it. However Mitra did not turn up today despite being summoned.

Earlier the legislators of ruling BJD and opposition had demanded action against one Abhijit Iyer Mitra for making derogatory remarks on the Sun Temple in Konark.

Mitra had reportedly flown in along with former BJD MP Baijayant Panada in a chopper on September 15. In a video uploaded on social media, Mitra was seen criticising the 13th Century temple. He had also reportedly made objectionable remark on Jagannath temple.

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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