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Senior BJD leader Raghunath Mohanty resigned from the primary membership of ruling BJD

Bhubaneswar:31/3/19: Senior BJD leader and five-time MLA Raghunath Mohanty on Sunday resigned from the primary membership of ruling BJD, in a latest setback to the regional party of Odisha.

Mohanty, who won assembly polls successively five times during 1990 to 2009 from Basta assembly seat in Balasore district, had cited personal ground for resigning from the party.

Mohanty had earlier yesterday quit from the post of Chairman, Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation (OLC). It is being widely believed that Mohanty quit the party apprehending denial of party ticket to him in the upcoming assembly polls.

In a jolt to the ruling BJD ahead of the Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections, party’s sitting MP and former Union Minister Arjun Sethi had resigned from the regional outfit Saturday and had joined the BJP.

Sethi an eight-time MP from Bhadrak Lok Sabha constituency had resigned from the BJD after he was denied a party ticket to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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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