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Aparajita Mohanty candidature resentment is brewing among the party workers

Bhubaneswar:3/4/19: A day after BJP nominated veteran Ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty to contest from Bhubaneswar (North) assembly seat, resentment is brewing among the party workers.

The party’s decision to field the actress has not gone down well with a section of the supporters. They opposed the party’s move to pick Aparajita sidelining veteran worker of the party.

According to sources, about 500 supporters today deserted the saffron party en mass opposing Aparajita’s candidature. They alleged that the party ignored Jigyasu Panda who was working for the party at the grass-root level.

Panda’s supporters also alleged that Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was the brain behind the decision of not allotting ticket to Panda.

Notably, Aparajita had contested the last Lok Sabha elections from Cuttack on Congress ticket and lost. Later, she embraced BJP. Now, she has been nominated by the party to contest the upcoming assembly polls from Bhubaneswar (North) seat.

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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