BJD writes to EC over violation of rule by BJP
BJD writes to EC over violation of rule by BJP

BJD writes to EC over alleged violation of EC guidelines by BJP

ANI | Updated: Apr 11, 2019 18:44 IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], April 11 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has written to Chief Electoral Officer, Bhubaneswar, over alleged violation of Election Commission (EC) guidelines by BJP for holding a press meet on Thursday and details of the same being provided on scrolling news on OTV.
The BJD has demanded strict action to be taken against BJP, its leaders and OTV.
As per the Election Commission “during the silence period, star campaigners and other political leaders should refrain from addressing the media by way of press conferences and giving interviews on election matters,” said the BJD in the communiqué to EC.
“However, it was shocking to note that BJP and its leader Samir Mohanty has given a press meet today afternoon. Further, OTV has been scrolling the content of this press meet continuously from 2 pm onwards,” it read. 
“We demand that strict and immediate action be taken against the BJP and its leaders as well as OTV for the violations,” requested BJD.
Out of 21, four Lok Sabha constituencies in Odisha are polling in the first phase. Odisha will also poll on second, third and fourth phase with 5, 6 and 6 Lok Sabha seats, respectively. (ANI)