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Notification issued for 3rd phase of Lok Sabha polls

Newdelhi:27/3/19:Notification for five Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and four seats in Assam going to polls in the third phase of elections was issued today. 115 constituencies, spread over 14 States and Union Territories, will go to polls in this phase on the 23rd of next month.

Elections will be held in all 26 seats of Gujarat; all 20 in Kerala; 14 seats each in Karnataka and Maharashtra; ten in Uttar Pradesh; seven in Chhattisgarh; six in Odisha; five each in Bihar and West Bengal; four in Assam; two in Goa; and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

In Bihar, the five Lok Sabha seats going to polls in this phase are Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura and Khagaria.

In Assam, the Lok Sabha seats going to polls are Guwahati, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Dhubri. Over 74 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes. Social Welfare Minister and Bodoland People’s Front leader Pramila Rani Brahma, AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal and BJP leader Queen Ojha are among the prominent candidates in this phase.

Along with the Lok Sabha polls, 42 seats of the Odisha Assembly will go to polls in this phase.

The last date for filing nominations is the 4th of next month. Scrutiny will take place the next day, with 8th being the last day for withdrawal of candidature.

Today is also the last day for withdrawal of nominations for the first phase of elections on 11th April. Ninety-one constituencies, across 20 States and Union Territories, will go to polls in this phase.

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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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