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BJD candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy met party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:4/10/21: BJD candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy on Monday met party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar after registering victory in the recently concluded Pipili by-election.

Accompanied by family members, the junior Maharathy met the Chief Minister at Naveen Niwas this evening.

Ten candidates including late Pradeep Maharathy’s son Rudra Pratap (BJD), BJP’s Ashrit Pattnaik, and Congress nominee Biswokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra, were in the fray.

BJD’s Rudra Pratap Maharathy’s won defeating nearest rival BJP’s Ashrit Pattnayak by 20,916 votes. The conch party candidate got 53.6 percent votes while the BJP’s Pattnayak got 42.04 percent votes.

The BJD victory shows that the party is well prepared for next year’s panchayat and local bodies’ election and is still popular among the masses.

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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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