Bhubaneswar: BJP State general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Saturday demanded action against a Facebook page for allegedly promoting fake and derogatory news against her.
The Facebook page ‘Political Drama’ in a post claimed that Lekhashree made a shocking statement on the when asked about the rising cooking gas price. “Women should cook fewer items that means only rice and dal,” the Facebook page quoted Lekhashree as saying.
However, the BJP leader denied making such statement and alleged that such fake news was intended to blackmail people and extort money from them.
“I have never made such a statement. There is a disturbing trend of circulating fake news with intent to blackmail & extortion. I request immediate action from the police,” Lekhashree tweeted.
.@cpbbsrctc @CIDOdisha @DGPOdisha
This Facebook page "ପଲିଟିକାଲ ଡ୍ରାମା" is promoting fake and derogatory news against me. I have never made such statement. There is a disturbing trend of circulating fake news with intent to blackmail & extortion.
Request immediate action. pic.twitter.com/kEbU5aDM5l
— Lekha Samantsinghar (@DrLekhaShree) March 13, 2021
Speaking to reporters on the issue, she said, “Lies have been spread against me and ill attempts made to defame me. I strongly condemn such efforts. I have tweeted the matter tagging the Director General of Police, Crime Branch cyber cell and Twin City Police Commissionerate.”
“I request the officials to treat the tweet as an FIR, conduct a probe into the matter and take stringent action against those behind it,” she added.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)