Odisha: BJP demands deployment of special protection force in Ganjam panchayat polls

"We doubt if the elections will be free and fair with the local police on election duty because we feel it will favour the ruling party," said BJP's Odisha unit Secretary and spokesperson Golak Mohapatra.

By: PTI | Berhampur | Published:January 8, 2017 2:13 pm
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Apprehending foul play by ruling BJD during panchayat polls in Odisha’s Ganjam, BJP demanded deployment of special protection forces in some of the vulnerable areas in the district.

“We doubt if the elections will be free and fair with the local police on election duty because we feel it will favour the ruling party,” said BJP’s Odisha unit Secretary and spokesperson Golak Mohapatra.

“At several places, we received complaints about police personnel and officials of the block development offices threatening people opposed to the ruling party,” he said. “We will appraise the State Election Commission about it,” he added.

He siad BJP will field zilla parishad (ZP) candidates in all 69 ZP seats in the state, “We are happy as more than one aspirant applied for the party ticket, while five years ago we could not find the suitable person,” he said.

In the 69-member ZP, the BJP had won two seats in the last panchayat election. Bibhuti Jena, another secretary of the party’s state unit said, the BJP would highlight the failure of the BJD on all front. The five-phase panchayat polls will be held from February 13 to February 21.

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    Jan 8, 2017 at 10:32 am
    Bharatiya Danga Party's Orissa Dangais demands deployment of special communal force in Ganjam panchayat Danga, yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head, after taking all their money and disposing of its own money. That's how BDP roll, so gangsta. PM Modi then wants to jump to a podium and do name calling and mudslinging. Yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, he want to do this with his signature bizzare hand gestures. Biggest name calla and biggest mud slinga. He then wants to seize all black money, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, he wants to do this by short cut of demonetisation. Biggest hoax pulla. PM Modi then wants to pour cow mutra down people's throat and apply cow gober on people's face for best shade results. He then wants people to buy patanjali product only using digital transaction, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head.
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