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BJP, Cong target Odisha minister over bribe remark

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The opposition Bharatiya (BJP) and the on Thursday demanded action against for allegedly saying that his party would give money to voters.

They requested the (EC) to debar Jena from contesting elections in the state for violating the model code of conduct.

Addressing a meeting in Salepur area of on Wednesday, the allegedly said the would give Rs 35 lakh in cash to the panchayat and Rs 15 lakh to the booth, which would give maximum number of votes to local BJD candidate

A delegation of the submitted a memorandum to the (CEO) on Thursday and demanded action against Jena for the bribe statement.

said they apprised the about the violation of the model code of conduct by Jena and demanded his prosecution under the Indian Penal Code.

Besides, the district unit of BJP filed an FIR against Jena at station.

said the tried to lure voters by saying that panchayats, which would give the maximum number of vote to local BJD candidate will get Rs 35 lakh each.

He demanded that the initiate strong action against the and urged not to allow Jena to contest elections.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 19:58 IST
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