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Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led BJD has allegedly received huge funds from anonymous sources in a dubious manner, LoP Narasingha Mishra raised question over the issue in the State Legislative Assembly several times.

The BJD, however, termed the allegations baseless and the news report fictitious.

Quoting bank documents, the report claimed Purna Chandra Padhi, a peon working in the BJD headquarters here, donated Rs 1 crore into the BJD account. Quoting Padhi, the report further stated that he had deposited the money which he had collected as party fund.

The report also pointed out that the regional party had not furnished any annual report of the party’s expenses since 2009, which is mandatory under the Representation of the Peoples Act. BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb brushed aside the report.

Earlier, many times suspicious transactions in the BJD account have put a question mark on the party’s claims of transparency. In this scenario, the investigations in national media have added a new leaf to the whole episode.

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