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BJD delegation met President at Rashtrapati Bhawan over its demand for paddy MSP hike.

New Delhi:8/1/19: A delegation of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan over its demand for paddy MSP hike.

The delegation comprising MP Prasanna Acharya, Minister Pratap Jena, Cuttack MP Bhatruhari Mahtab, Dhenkanal MP Tathagat Satpathy, Balasore MP Rabindra Jena, MP N. Bhaskar Rao, MLA Pramila Mallick, MLA Debiprasad Mishra, MLA Sanjay Dasburma, MLA Ashish Kumar Sahoo, Awardee farmer Snigdha Patel and farmer Ramesh Ranjan Pradhan submitted a memorandum to Kovind seeking an increase in MSP for paddy to Rs 2,930 per quintal from existing Rs 1,750.

“All of us from the Biju Janata Dal just met Rashtrapati Ji. This is regarding hike in the minimum support price for paddy which we had passed in our assembly and brought forth here. We have also written to the Centre. However, the Centre has not paid any attention,” Naveen said after meeting the President.

“The farmers are suffering. Today we had a public meeting at Talkatora Stadium,” Naveen added.

Earlier in the day, the BJD organised ‘Krushak Adhikar Samavesh’ in the national capital in support of their demand for increase in the MSP for paddy.

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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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