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Odisha Will See BJP Chief Minister After May 23:Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: 25/4/19:War of words laced with sarcasm between BJP-BJD escalated further today as union minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan taking swipe at BJD chief Naveen Patnaik said “the party will graciously invite Naveen Patnaik to swearing in of BJP chief minister in Odisha after May 23 poll results”.

Political rhetoric over who will do the mantle of governance in Odisha has surfaced in the State following Prime Minister Narendra Modi jibe “Naveen Babu, aapka jana tay hai (Naveen Babu, your exit is certain), I humbly invite Modijee to grace my chief ministerial swearing-in-ceremony after May 23”, Modi had said in a poll rally in Kendrapara on April 23.

A day later Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik retorted by inviting Modi “to attend his swearing-in ceremony after he is re-elected to power in the State”. Patnaik while addressing a public meeting in Balasore Lok Sabha constituency had take jibe at Modi’s swearing-in comments.

Meanwhile Union Minister Pradhan shot back at Patnaik’s taunt by saying “There will be a change of government in the State. BJP will form the government in Odisha after May 23. A new BJP chief Minister will take oath. Modi will be voted back as Prime Minister. We will invite Patnaik to the oath taking ceremony. Naveen Babu will sit next to Modiji at the ceremony”.

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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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