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BJD President Naveen Patnaik asked the BJD MPs to raise issues concerning the interests of Odisha in Budget session of the Parliament

Bhubaneswar: 28/1/23:Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked the BJD MPs to raise issues concerning the interests of Odisha in the upcoming Budget session of the Parliament.

Chairing the BJD Parliamentary party meeting, Naveen held discussions to prepare a strategy for the party for the Budget session.

The BJD will raise several issues of state interest in both the houses of Parliament in a vigorous manner. The Chief Minister asked the party MPs to give a strong response to the false propaganda made by BJP leaders at various times hampering development of the State.

The BJD MPs will raise the key issues including demand for Special State Status to Odisha, provision of houses to the remaining beneficiaries of the state in the PMAY scheme, listing of 169 tribes as tribals, passing of women’s reservation bill, demand for special assistance for permanent resolution of the natural calamities, inclusion of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) in the Preamble of the Constitution and issues related to farmers and agriculture.

The Budget session will start on January 31 and is likely to continue till April 6, with a break between February 14 and March 12.

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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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