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Transgender leader and social activist Meera parida joined Biju Janata Dal

Bhubaneswar:17/3/19:Transgender leader and social activist Meera parida today joined Biju Janata Dal (BJD)

Meera along with her hundreds of supporters joined the party in presence of party supremo Naveen Patnaik at his residence here.

The president of All Odisha Kinnar Mahasangha and founding member of SAKHA hails from Gadatara village under Begunia block in Khurda district.

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Worth mentioning, a transgender woman Kajal Nayak will be contesting from Korei Assembly constituency in Jajpur district as a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. This is a first in the political history of Odisha that persons from third gender category are being fielded in the electoral battle.

It may be recalled here that Merra along with members of the community had in 2017 petitioned the State Election Commission for making provisions allowing them to contest elections.

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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