Cash Seize : BJD demands action

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BHUBANESWAR :After seizure of Rs 40.5 lakh at Mahulpali police check post in Bargarh district on Saturday evening,  a war of words has ensued between the BJD and BJP. Lodging a strong protest with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), the BJD on Sunday demanded that immediate action should be initiated by the enforcement directorate and income tax authorities to punish the perpetrators of such unlawful activities . Minister for Food Supply and Consumer Welfare and BJD vice-president Surjya Narayan Patro, Rajya Sabha member AU Singhdeo, party legislator Priyadarshi Mishra, BJD state secretary Bijay Nayak and spokesperson Sasmit Patra were part of the delegation.However, the VHP denied that the person carrying the cash has any links with the organisation. The organising secretary of the VHP, Odisha, Sarat Pradhan has disapproved the attempts by BJD to drag VHP and Bajrang Dal into political controversies. Meanwhile, the BJD maintained that voters of Bijepur will extend full support to the party in the by-election.