BJP approaches Election Commission against Naveen Patnaik

“It is astonishing to find that the RTGS number claimed by Naveen Patnaik is also the RTGS number of Ramchandra Hansda, the BJD MP who is behind bars because of his involvement in a chit fund scam,” the party said in a statement.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2017 3:52 am
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The BJP on Thursday accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of “lying under oath” and approached the Election Commission to seek his disqualification as an MLA. A BJP delegation, led by its spokesperson Sambit Patra, submitted a memorandum with the EC alleging that the Patnaik- led BJD may have used chit fund scam money to contest elections in 2014. The memorandum referred to Patnaik’s election affidavit in 2014 when he contested from Hinjli constituency.

“It is astonishing to find that the RTGS number claimed by Naveen Patnaik is also the RTGS number of Ramchandra Hansda, the BJD MP who is behind bars because of his involvement in a chit fund scam,” the party said in a statement. “The delegation demanded disqualification of Naveen Patnaik as an MLA under Section 77 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. It also demanded that the Enforcement Directorate and the CBDT should probe into the RTGS number,” it said.

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    module
    Jul 28, 2017 at 10:24 am
    Honorable SC, must consider and remember one thing that, BJP is the only political party started membership drive via mobile sms. They have huge mobile data base and IT section. Since mid 2013, BJP using these mobile membership datas for political publicizes, by means of sending various msg or short video clips against of someone or parties. BJP may not be doing it directly, but must have given on contract basis to some advertising company likes building or movies promoting companies does. Hence, I will request SC or HC to pay little attention and stop these kind of drives
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      module
      Jul 28, 2017 at 8:38 am
      Govt must use CBI and ED, right and left hand tools
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        Truth
        Jul 28, 2017 at 8:37 am
        After Bihar, Orissa becomes the next target for the thugs of Gujarat Modi-Shah.....add to the thugs the EC chief Joti and the Gujjus become unbeatable !!!
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          Pushkar
          Jul 28, 2017 at 8:20 am
          BJP want Naveen to be next Nitish and toe the line of BJP.
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