BJD LS candidate in trouble for discrepancies in father’s name

Keonjhar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has drawn the attention of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) over discrepancies found in the father’s name of BJD’s Keonjhar Lok Sabha candidate, Chandrani Murmu.

As per reports, while the father’s name registered in Chandrani’s nomination paper is Sanjeeb Murmu, in the voter identification card it is Sanjeeb Sinha. Similarly, the name, Kartik Chandra Soren, was registered as father of Chandrani while she was pursuing her B-Tech degree from ITER College.

A team of BJP met the CEO today questioning the validity of Chandrani’s candidature citing these discrepancies.

“There were 3 different names used by Chandrani Murmu as her father. It seems the Returning Officer is showing undue favour to her,” BJP vice-president Samir Mohanty alleged.

Responding the allegations, Chandrani said that his father’s name is Sanjeeb Murmu but he used Sinha as surname in some official documents.

“I have always used Sanjeeb Murmu as the name of my father, but he used Sinha as surname in some official documents. As far as the name Kartik Chandra Soren is concerned, he was my local guardian while I was studying at ITER College in Bhubaneswar,” Chandrani said.