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Filing of nominations for 1st phase of Bihar Assembly elections closes today

Patna: 8/10/20: With only a few hours left in closing of nominations, political activities have intensified. Large number of candidates including contestants of major political parties and their supporters have gathered at the office of their respective Returning Officers (RO) in 71 assembly constituencies.

The scrutiny of nominations will take place tomorrow and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is 12th of this month. The polling will be held on 28th of October.

As per the report senior BJP leader and Agriculture minister Prem Kumar, state ministers Jai Kumar Singh, Ram Narayan Mandal, and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi are among prominent candidates who have filed their nomination for the first phase.

In the first several sitting MLAs, former MLAs have been denied tickets due to the new political equation and seat-sharing deal. Due to this large number of rebel candidates have joined other parties or filing their nomination independently.

Dissident leaders like Rameshwar Chaurasia, Sunil Pandey, Usha Vidyarthi Shri Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha, and some others have filed their nomination against their authorized party candidates.

In another political development, JD(U) has decided to field the son of late Baidyanath Mahto in Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha bye poll. Sunil Kumar will be the candidate of the party.

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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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