Jajpur: After the conclusion of fourth phase election in the state, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday approached the Chief Electoral Officer levelling allegations of booth capturing in Bari assembly constituency by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.
As per the petition, the conch party alleged that the goons of BJP captured 12 booths of Bari Assembly constituency under Jajpur Parliamentary constituency yesterday. They also levelled allegations that voters were threatened, chased away and not allowed to cast their votes.
Similarly, they also provided a video clip of Soumya Ranjan Mallick involved in poll capturing and rigging as proof. Soumya Ranjan is the cousin brother of BJP’s Bari MLA candidate Biswa Ranjan Mallick.
The booths that were captured as per BJD’s allegations are – Booth NO. 158 Ramachandrapur, 162 Alipur-1, 163 Alipur-2, 164 Badachandrasekharpur, 165 Bari Panchayat High School, 166 Bari Panchayat High School, 167 Krupasindhu Bidyabhaban Bari, 168 Bari Urdu U.G. M.E. School, 169 Bari Urdu U.G. M.E. School, 170 Bari Urdu U.G. M.E. School, 181Udayanathpur Prakalpa Vidyalaya, and 182 Udayanathpur Prakalpa Bidyalaya.