Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, April 2:
The opposition Congress today lodged a complaint before the Election Commission of India alleging that the ruling BJD is using police vehicles and 108 ambulances to distribute money for party candidates in the elections.
“The ruling party, which is trying to win the election by hook or crook, is transporting money to every Assembly constituencies of the state by using police vans and 108 ambulance services. The money is being transported under the supervision of ADG Sanjiv Marik and DIG (Southern range) Amitabh Thakurm” alleged Subhankar Sarkar, AICC secretary and co-in-charge for Odisha Congress.
PCC vice-president Gurupada Nanda has also submitted a written complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha.
Both the leaders demanded an inquiry into the matter and action against the police officers. They also demanded transfer of the concerned police officer immediately.
The BJP also alleged before the commission that ambulance services are being used by the ruling party to transport money and it is being done with the help of senior police officials.
“There has been large scale complaints against “108 Ambulance Services” which are used to carry currency notes by the ruling BJD party all over the state. Senior police officials, including the Special DG Sanjeev Marik and Amitav Thakur are actively involved in helping the ruling party in a subtle manner,” said the BJP in a press release.