Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram landed in trouble after Rajya Sabha MP Dilip Tirkey brought allegation against him before the Election Commission (EC) over poll expenditure irregularities.
A delegation of 18 BJD MPs led by Tirkey met the EC today in New Delhi and handed over a memorandum demanding disqualification of Jual Oram’s MP candidature for alleged poll expenditure irregularities.
The EC assured the BJD delegation to probe the matter and action will be taken if the allegation was proved true.
Tirkey alleged Oram of submitting fake affadavit during the 2014 general elections. He demanded inquiry for alleged violation of EC rules.
Notably, BJP had won the Sundargarh Lok Sabha seat where its candidate Jual Oram emerged victorious by defeating BJD candidate and former hockey player Dilip Tirkey by a margin of 18829 votes in 2014 polls.