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Former bureaucrat Ashwini Baishnab officially joined in BJP

Bhubaneswar: Former bureaucrat Ashwini Baishnab, who is the Rajya Sabha candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Odisha, officially joined national party here today.

Baishnab was inducted into the saffron party fold in presence of senior party leaders including Odisha BJP President Basanta Panda at the party’s state headquarters in Bhubaneswar


Yesterday, the BJP had declared him as its nominee for bypolls to three Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha.

Interestingly, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) announced to support the BJP’s candidature.

The polling will be held on July 5 between 9 am and 4 pm. The counting of votes will take place at 5 pm on the very day.

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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