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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: To counter BJP’s attack regarding irregularities in poll funding, BJD today alleged Union Minister Jual Oram of mismatch in poll expense figures stated in his affidavit.

Talking to media, BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra said while Oram had mentioned at one place in the affidavit that his poll expenses are ‘nil’, in the same document he stated some amount has been spent from his own pocket.

Mishra further said, “He (Oram) has given completely false information in his poll affidavit. Though he had said Rs 7.27 lakh was given to him by cheque, actually he received the whole amount by cash. Therefore, we demand his resignation as the Union minister.”

The Puri MP added BJD would move the Election Commission of India on Monday to seek its intervention into Oram’s alleged false affidavit filing matter.

He also hinted in coming days the regional party would make public some more false affidavit submission of other MPs of the saffron party.

On the other hand, a delegation of BJP today met Governor SC Jamir and submitted a memorandum alleging that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is misutilising State exchequer and advocate general to serve his interests.

BJP vice president Samir Mohanty, who was part of the party delegation, said, “Hinjili MLA and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is utilising the State exchequer for his own interests and we have submitted a memorandum on the same.”

Denying the charges BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb said, “The saffron party’s allegations are baseless and are a political game plan to defame the ruling party.”

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