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BJP targets Minister Jena over “bribe offer” to voters 

14/03/2019 at 3:39 PM

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today demanded action against Health and Family Welfare and Law Minister Pratap Jena for allegedly announcing cash rewards to people for voting his party, BJD to power.

Party vice-president Samir Moihanty today in a press conference said that the Minister Jena, while addressing a gathering during a party workers meeting in Mala of Salepur on Wednesday said that his party would offer Rs 35 lakh cash to the panchayat and Rs 15 lakh for the booth which would give maximum votes to local BJD candidate Prasant Behera in the ensuing Assembly election.

Later, a delegation of the party met the Chief Electoral Officer here demanding that the Minister be barred from contesting the upcoming election for his irresponsible activities despite the model code of conduct is in force.

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