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BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik stage a sit-in protest demanding over paddy MSP hike for farmers.

Bhubaneswar:8/1/19: Thousands of BJD workers and party leaders congregated at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi today to stage a sit-in protest demanding over paddy MSP hike for Odisha farmers.

BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also joined the dharna and addressed the protest rally.

More than 2000 workers of Biju Janata Dal will gherao Parliament today and resort to a day-long dharna there demanding hike in minimum support price (MSP) for the farmers of the state.

All the MPs, MLAs, Zilla Parishad members, party workers, BJD’s farmer wing had left for New Delhi on a special train on January 6 to join the protest at the national capital.

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Later, in the evening, the party will submit a memorandum to the President of India demanding hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy for the farmers of Odisha to Rs 2,930 per quintal.

The ruling party of Odisha has also been opposing the alleged negligence by the Centre in materialising the unanimous resolution passed by the Odisha Assembly on the demand of paddy MSP hike.

The party’s senior leaders alleged that the Centre has betrayed the farmers of Odisha with the false assurance to increase the MSP of paddy. Besides, the Prime Minister had no time to discuss the issue with the members of the all-party House Committee of the State Assembly.

They also alleged that the BJP-ruled States are receiving assistance during natural calamity but, the Centre is showing a step-motherly attitude towards Odisha in the time of need.

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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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