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Total of 347 candidates have filed nominations for the second phase of polls

Bhubaneswar: A total of 347 candidates have filed nominations for the second phase of polls for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha, official sources said.

Nominations for this phase ended on Tuesday.

Polling would be held for five Lok Sabha seats and 35 Assembly seats in the State on April 18. Aska, Bargarh, Bolangir, Kadhamal and Sundargarh Lok Sabha constitutes will go under polls in the second phase.

In all, as many as 302 candidates are in the fray for 35 Assembly seats while 45 for five Lok Sabha constituencies.Odisha has 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly constituencies, which will face simultaneous polls in four phases from April 11.

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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