Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, Apr 9;
The district election officer (DEO), Kendrapara has served a notice on Dharanidhar Nayak, the Congress candidate for the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency, for alleged violation of the model code of conduct currently in force in Odisha for the elections.
The notice has been served for circulation of a CD, which has not been certified by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha as required under the code.
The DEO has asked the Congress candidate to show cause why action would not be taken against him under the Representation of People’s Act, 1951 for violation of the code.
The notice was served on the basis of a complaint lodged with the DEO by the BJD candidate in the seat, Baijayanta Panda.