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Odisha:BJP members walk out and stage dharna outside the state assembly

Bhubaneswar, 16/11: The issue of Haridaspur PEO Smitarani Biswal’s death generated heat in the assembly for the fourth day on Saturday. Opposition BJP members lodged silent protest by standing near their seats with black hankies tied on their mouth. They later walked out of the House and staged silent dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the assembly premises.

It seems the issue of Smitarani death case is not dying down. As soon as the assembly met this morning, BJP legislators were seen standing near their seats in the House with black hankies tied on their mouth. They were lodging silent protest over the issue and demanding CBI probe into the incident. The state government had earlier rejected the demand for CBI inquiry. Despite the appeal made by the Speaker, the BJP members continued their protest standing near their seats.

Later, they walked of the House boycotting the Question Hour and marched to Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the assembly premises. They alleged that the Speaker was running the House instead of resolving the issue raised by the Opposition.

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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