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BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik vacated Bijepur Assembly constituency

Bhubaneswar:2/6/19: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday retained Hinjili Assembly constituency and vacated Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district.

The letter was received by the speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, Surya Narayan Patro. The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude and thanked the people of Bijepur for all their love and support.

Patnaik contested the 2019 assembly elections from the two constituencies and won the both seats.

The BJD president, who won previous four elections from his home turf Hinjili, retained the seat for a fifth consecutive term, trouncing BJP’s Pitambar Acharya by 60,160 votes. He also established a lead of 56,000 votes in Bijepur constituency against Sanat Kumar Gartia of BJP.

As the Bijepur seat fell vacant after the resignation of the CM, a by-election is imminent and it is expected to be held along with the re-polling in Patkura Assembly seat where election was postponed following the death of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla.

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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