BJP's Samir Mohanty speaking to ANI on Friday Photo/ANI
BJP's Samir Mohanty speaking to ANI on Friday Photo/ANI

BJP knocks EC's door again, alleges violence by BJD workers

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2019 01:05 IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha)[India], Apr 13 (ANI): A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday knocked the doors of the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) twice in last 24 hours alleging that Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supporters attacked the BJP workers in the state. 
"CM Patnaik has a fear to lose the election, BJD activists thrashed our leaders. We have filled the complaint but no action has been taken against these goons. We have demanded the EC to intervene in this matter," said Samir Mohanty, state Vice President, BJP.
Mohanty further claimed that Patnaik and his party have become habitual in violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
On Thursday, a BJP delegation met the CEO and filed a complaint alleging the violation of Model Code of Conduct by Patnaik.
The BJP delegation also alleged that BJD released their election manifesto on April 9, during the prohibition period, which was also live telecasted on TV channels.
“We would like to inform you that CM Naveen Patnaik’s campaign speeches of 11 April at Boudh, Sonepur, and Baliguda was telecasted live on a TV channel in violation of election Commissions circular dated 15 March, during the prohibitory period,” said the BJP in its complaint.
Four parliamentary constituencies out of 21 in Odisha went for polls on April 11. Rest of the constituencies will vote on 18, 23 and 29 April.
The state will be voting simultaneously for 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats during different phases. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)