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Former MLA of Balasore Sadar and trade union leader Arun Dey passed away

Bhubaneswar:2/8/21: Former MLA of Balasore Sadar and trade union leader Arun Dey passed away today evening while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 76.

Last month Dey was admitted the Balasore district headquarters hospital after he suffered from cold and complained of difficulty in breathing. When he tested positive for Covid-19, he was shifted to the private hospital in Bhubaneswar on July 9.

The veteran leader had last contested assembly election from Balasore in 2014 on an Indian National Congress (INC) ticket. However, he lost to Biju Janata Dal’s Jiban Pradip Das by a huge margin.

Dey termed as party hopper had joined the BJD for only 10 days after being denied ticket to contest either Lok Sabha or assembly polls. He left the party ahead of the polls and joined the grand old party – Congress.

Prior to that, Dey had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha polls unsuccessfully on NCP ticket from the Balasore segment. As NCP had a seat-sharing arrangement with BJD during 2019 polls, Dey was hopeful to get the ticket based on this earlier equation.

The five-time legislator has won thrice on CPI ticket, once as Independent and once on Odisha Gana Parishad (OGP) ticket.

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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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