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Naveen Patnaik urges before CEC to postpone polling in Patkura for Cyclonic Storm Fani

Bhubaneswar:30/4/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and urged him to postpone polling in Patkura assembly segment.

“Odisha is facing the threat of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani. As per latest prediction, the cyclone is expected to make landfall in Kendrapara,” the CM wrote in a letter submitted to the CEC.

He said the projected cyclone path covers the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore. The response to a cyclone of this magnitude has to be immediate, effective and sharp in order to prevent loss of life, he added.

Stating that the four phases elections have concluded in Odisha on April 29, the CM urged the CEC to remove the model code of conduct with regard to disaster management for all the coastal districts of state so that the government can handle this situation keeping the safety of our people in mind.

About Ashok Palit

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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