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Odisha: BJD Moves Election Commission Against BJP Alleging Violation Of 'Silent Period'

28 April 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday moved the Election Commission against the BJP over violation of model code of conduct.

According to a complaint filed by the BJD with the Chief Electoral Officer, BJP was sending voice calls as a part of election campaigns during the 48-hour pre-electoral silent period.

"This is an extremely condemnable action by BJP of sending voice calls for election campaigning despite the ban/silence being in force. We demand immediate stoppage of the voice calls being made in violation of the Model Code of Conduct and Election Commission guidelines," the complaint stated.

A BJD delegation led by party spokespersons Sasmit Patra, Lelin Mohanty and Sulata Deo met the CEO in this regard today.

In the fourth phase, polling in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha seats and 41 assembly segments coming under these six constituencies will be held on Monday.