BJP urges SEC to rein in bureaucracy for free, fair elections in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Citing that the collectors and SPs of various districts are acting as the general secretaries of the ruling BJD, the Odisha BJP today urged the State Election Commission (SEC) to ensure free and fair polls in the State.

The saffron party demanded that the SEC should control the role of bureaucracy in elections by exercising its constitutional powers.

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“We have requested the Commission to use its constitutional powers and exercise control over the government officials who are involved in election management and direct them to act accordingly to ensure free, fair and impartial elections in the State,” said Odisha BJP vice president, Sameer Mohanty.

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