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BJD launched a membership drive targeting at least 50 lakh new members

Bhubaneswar:2/9/19: Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today launched a membership drive targeting at least 50 lakh new members under its fold by October end.

Launching the programme at party headquarters here, party Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik became the first member the party.


 Addressing the gathering, Patnaik said, “All 4.5 crore people are family of BJD. The party has blessings of every individual from every village. Through this membership drive, we will meet all of them, including our farmer brothers. Their support will further strengthen the party.”The drive will be a grand success with the support of the people of the state, Patnaik hoped.

The drive that will be held both online and offline this time will continue till October 31. Four active members from each ward, five from each NAC, 15 from each municipality and 40 from corporation will be engaged in the drive. The party that currently has 47 lakh members targets to increase its number to one crore through this drive.

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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