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Campaigning for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections ends this evening

Newdelhi:16/4/19:Campaigning for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections ends this evening. 97 constituencies, spread over 12 States and one Union Territory, will go to polls in this phase on Thursday.

All 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu will go to polls in this phase. Other constituencies are: 14 in Karnataka; 10 in Maharashtra; eight in Uttar Pradesh; five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha; 3 each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal; two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Manipur, Tripura and Puducherry.

As all the seats in Tamil Nadu are identified as expenditure sensitive, special efforts are being taken by the Election Commission to check money power. Meanwhile, electioneering is gaining momentum for the third phase in which 115 constituencies across 12 states and two Union Territories will go to polls on the 23rd of this month.

Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing rallies in Odisha and Chhattisgarh today, while Congress President Rahul Gandhi is campaigning in Kerala. Addressing a public meeting at Sambalpur in Odisha, Mr Modi said, the people of the state are struggling with poverty ever since Independence because Congress and BJD have been in power.

The Prime Minister said, his government is moving ahead with the aim that every poor, disadvantaged, backward, tribal family should have a Pucca house by 2022. He also said, if his party voted to power, it will set up a fisheries ministry for the welfare of fishermen.  The Congress President began his election campaign in Kerala which will cover several districts including his second constituency of Wayanad. Speaking in Pathanapuram, Mr Gandhi said, the money for NYAY scheme will come from corrupt businessmen and people. Mr Gandhi said, the Congress will make sure that those who have stolen money from people must pay back to people.

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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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