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Gita Mehta
India  /  Published 26.01.19

Writer Gita Mehta, who is Naveen Patnaik's sister, declines Padma Shri

Writer Gita Mehta on Saturday declined the Padmi Shri, saying it could be 'misconstrued' in an year of major elections.Mehta, who is Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik's sister, was awarded the Padm...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 27.01.19

Gita Mehta’s stand ‘principled’ but elections a constant feature

Writer Gita Mehta has politely declined the Padma Shri awarded to her in an election year, saying its timing could be “misconstrued”.“I am deeply honoured that the government of India should thi...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.01.19

Padma ‘no’ from Gita Mehta in election year

Writer Gita Mehta has politely declined the Padma Shri awarded to her by the Narendra Modi government in an election year, saying its timing could be “misconstrued”.“I am deeply honoured that th...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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