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Hundreds of Left and Congress activists in Odisha participated in the ‘Bharat Bandh’

Bhubaneswar:8/12/20: Hundreds of Left and Congress activists in Odisha on Tuesday participated in the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the farmers against three farm laws by the Centre.

Normal life was affected across the state as eight political parties, including the Congress, Left parties, and various farmer organisations and trade unions supported the Bharat Bandh.

Due to the protest, several banks, government offices and business establishments remained closed.

The protesters staged road blockade at several places across the state. The Congress workers also carried out bike rallies in Bhubaneswar.

Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik demanded the Centre to repeal the new farm laws.

“More than 60 per cent of people depend on agriculture activities in the country. The country would not progress if its economy is affected. The Modi government wants to benefit the corporates. We want to repeal the farm laws. People have extended full support to Bharat Bandh,” said Patnaik.

He also attacked the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) saying both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the regional party were supporting each other.

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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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