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Naveen Patnaik slammed to the Central Government for allegedly neglecting the farmers of Odisha.

Bargarh:15/4/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday slammed the BJP-led government at the Centre for allegedly neglecting the farmers of Odisha.

“The BJP in its 2014 manifesto had promised to double the MSP of paddy. As it was a good announcement, we waited. I even reminded the Centre about it in 2016. However, nothing has happened even if five years have passed,” Patnaik said while addressing a public meeting at Attabira in Bargarh district.

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He said that a House Committee was constituted by Odisha Assembly and the members had gone to Delhi to put forth the issue before the Prime Minister. “However, the Delhi Durbar did not have even two minutes to listen to farmers’ issue. Two Union ministers from Odisha also maintained silence,” he said.

He further alleged that the Centre had levied high GST on handloom and handicraft products in the state and withdrawn it after the BJD government’s protest.

The CM also said that despite his repeated demands for inclusion of Koshali language in the 8thschedule of the Constitution, nothing has happened.

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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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