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Bomb hurled at vehicles of BJP, BJD MLA candidates from Bhubaneswar-Central

HIGHLIGHTS

  • BJD leader Anant Narayan Jena is a former Mayor of Bhubaneswar and was attacked in Jharpada
  • BJP’s Jagannath Pradhan was attacked for the third time
  • BJD alleged that the attack on the BJP leader was staged by his own partymen
Bhubaneswar:22/4/19: In two separate incidents of poll-related violence in Bhubaneswar, bombs were hurled at the vehicles of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA candidates from Bhubaneswar Central, Anant Narayan Jena and Jagannath Pradhan, on Sunday night.

Anant Narayan Jena, who is also a former Mayor of Bhubaneswar, was attacked in Jharpada. He has sustained minor injuries and has been admitted to a hospital.

The BJP leader’s car was attacked near his party office. This is the third time he has been attacked.
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Meanwhile, BJP leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Election Commission officials in Bhubaneswar demanding an investigation on the attack on Jagannath Pradhan.

“Violence in Odisha is increasing day by day. Today, BJP MLA candidate from Bhubaneswar Central, Jagannath Pradhan was attacked for the third time. A bomb was hurled at his car. We met EC officials and demanded that an investigation should be ordered,” the Union minister said.

BJD, however, alleged that the attack on the BJP leader was staged by his own partymen. In a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer, BJD leaders have demanded a lie detector test and a narco-analysis of Dharmendra Pradhan and others to bring out the truth.BJD  supremo Naveen Pattnaik visited to hospital where Anant Jena treated.

Polls for 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats in Odisha have been scheduled to be held in four phases.

The first two phases were held on April 11 and April 18. The remaining two phases will be held on April 23 and 29. The results will be announced on May 23.

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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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