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Former Works Secretary Nalini Kant Pradhan joined BJD

Bhubaneswar:8/3/19: Former Works Secretary Nalini Kant Pradhan today joined BJD in presence of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here. He is likely to contest from Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat.

Welcoming Pradhan to the party fold, Patnaik said the party will certainly be strengthened with the joining of the former.

Pradhan resigned from the position on February 28 a month before completion of his one-year extension period. Though he supposed to retire on March 31 last year, but he was given one-year extension.

 Political circle is now abuzz with speculation that Pradhan, a 1980 batch Civil Engineer and MSc Engg (Transportation) will contest the Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections as chances of retaining sitting MP Nagendra Pradhan are remote.

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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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