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No democracy in Odisha and the Cabinet ministers could not meet CM Naveen Patnaik:Chella Kumar

Bhubaneswar9/10/20:: There is no democracy in Odisha and the Cabinet ministers could not meet CM Naveen Patnaik, alleged newly-appointed AICC in-charge of Odisha A Chella Kumar.

Kumar at a press meet here alleged that “Democracy means for the people, of the people and by the people. Forget about common man, even senior ministers could not get an appointment with the Chief Minister”.

The AICC leader and Tamil Nadu MP said instead of strengthening democracy a concerted effort is being made to kill it in the state every day. Kumar is now on a six-day visit to Odisha.


Reports said the AICC in charge, during his stay, is expected to hold discussion with senior party leaders to revamp the sagging state organisation.

Kumar had addressed party workers meeting at Biridi in Jagatsinghpur district yesterday which is going for a by-election at Tirtol.

The newly-appointed AICC in-charge has been entrusted with the responsibility of the high command to look after the party affairs in Odisha. He reiterated JB Patnaik’s much-hyped comment that a thousand industries will be set up in a thousand days.

He said the industrialization tempo has lost its ground in the present dispensation in the state and added that a number of industries set up during the Congress regime were closed down. The BJD government has failed miserably to generate employment in the state during its 20 year-rule, the Congress was alleged.

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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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