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BJD questions poll schedule in Odisha, accuses BJP of influencing EC

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BJD on Monday alleged that the BJP forced to conduct polls in in four phases.

Party's IT Amar told ANI, "We have a view that when in 2009 and 2014 was struggling with the problem of extremism there could have been a reason for having polls two phases, but now when that problem is minimal they are having it in four phases. There is no point of having four phases and five phases."

He also accused the of bias. He added, "The is probably not acting independently and impartially. The in has probably not been taken into account while proposing four-phase election and so we are of the opinion that this decision has been influenced by the BJP"

Attacking the BJP said, "This also shows that BJP is probably the weakest party here and in In order to consolidate their position, they are trying these tactics, but I am certain that it is not going to be easy for them here despite all this. We will win the polls with huge numbers."

The on March 10 announced the full schedule of phase-wise and constituency-wise voting for 21 seats of Odisha in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls that begin on April 11.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 05:59 IST