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Rajya Sabha MP Sarojini Hembram to contest from Baripada assembly seat.

Bhubaneswar: 7/4/19:BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced the candidature of party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sarojini Hembram from Baripada assembly seat.

Sarojini, daughter of former minister Chaitanya Prasad Majhi, replaces sitting MLA and deputy Speaker Sananda Marandi. Her Rajya Sabha tenure will expire in April 2020. She was elected on a BJD ticket from Bangiriposi Assembly seat in 2009 and nominated as the party’s Rajya Sabha member in 2014.

With this, BJD has fielded six Rajya Sabha members of whom Prasanna Acharya, Achyut Samant and Anubhav Mohanty will contest Bargarh, Kandhamal and Kendrapara Lok Sabha seats while Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Pratap Deb have been fielded from Khandapada and Aul Assembly seats respectively.

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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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