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Vizianagaram district administration organised the rural polls in Kotia panchayat as ‘peaceful’.

Kotia:13/2/21: Despite the Supreme Court’s directive to the Andhra Pradesh government to file a reply after the Odisha government moved the apex court alleging that the neighbouring state is holding panchayat polls in some villages under Kotia panchayat of Koraput district, the Andhra Pradesh State authorities remained defiant and organized the rural polls in the three villages of Odisha as per their plan. The Vizianagaram district administration officials termed the rural polls in the villages under Kotia panchayat as ‘peaceful’.

Worth mentioning, Andhra Pradesh State renamed the three villages under Kotia panchayat of Pottangi block in Koraput district and claimed stake over them. Above all, the neighboring state notified to hold panchayat polls in Talaganjeipadar, Phatuseneri and Phagunaseneri villages and projected them to be under its Salur block in Vizianagaram district. Following this, the Odisha government moved the apex court seeking its intervention into the matter. But the Andhra Pradesh Administration remained adamant and held polls in the three Odisha villages today despite the fact that the matter is sub judice.

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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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