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Biju Janata Dal has highest regards for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had talked effusively about the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: 22/11/18:The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has highest regards for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had talked effusively about the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 to be held in Odisha from November 28 to December 16.

In his Mann Ki Baat the PM had mentioned about the Hockey World Cup in Odisha after which Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had called PM and thanked over the phone for highlighting Odisha and the world cup. The CM had requested the PM to inaugurate the anthem of the Hockey World Cup.

The booking request for suitable venues like Hotel Ashok and Leela Palace for the scheduled event was sent by the Resident commissioner’s office. As logistics and dates of the Prime Minister and Film Star Shahrukh Khan could not match on November 19, the proposed event was called off.

“We erroneously reported that it was the PMO who cancelled the programme after accepting the invite. We deeply regret such a lapse that led to confusion that the PM did not have time for Hockey”.

On Wednesday, BJD lashed out at Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for allegedly telling lies that the BJD had blamed the PM for not releasing the promo song of the Hockey World Cup with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Speaking at a press meet, BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb said that the party has never stated anything on this and it is unfortunate that the union minister has dragged BJD in this.

“Let’s rise above party lines and make Odisha shine in the global stage by successfully hosting the World Cup,” he said.

“We hope Dharmendra Pradhan refrains from stooping so low in politics and indulging in false accusation, especially in a memorial meeting held in remembrance of Harekrushna M

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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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