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Congress splits in Goa as 10 of the total 15 Congress MLAs join BJP

Goa:11/7/19:Congress splits in Goa as 10 of the total 15 Congress MLAs join BJP, effecting a two-third merger.

They met speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar in the presence of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant yesterday.

Mr Patnekar confirmed receiving a letter from the 10 MLAs for merger with BJP and said that he had accepted it.

The Congress group which has split from the party is led by the leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar. The ten Congress MLAs are expected to meet BJP central leadership in New Delhi today.

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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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