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Nephew of Odisha BJP president Basanta Panda joined BJD

Bhubaneswar: 16/3/19:The changing political dynamics ahead of the 2019 elections in Odisha make for an interesting watch.

Among those making a beeline for Naveen Niwas for tickets to contest polls, one face stood out on Saturday morning. It was of Harischandra Panda, nephew of Odisha BJP president Basanta Panda. He was spotted at the residence of the BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with his supporters.

He later met the party chief and joined the Conch party.

“Odisha witnessed a lot of development under BJD rule. I am inspired by the leadership and have decided to join the party to serve the people,” he told mediapersons.

On the other hand, Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi, who resigned from the BJD recently, is likely to join the BJP in New Delhi on Saturday evening. The MP is in Delhi now.

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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