BJP On Backfoot, Defensive Jual Challenges Naveen To Resign First


New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing the charges of discrepancies in his affidavit to the Election Commission on poll expenses incurred in the last Lok Sabha election, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and the lone Lok Sabha MP from Odisha, Jual Oram today claimed that there were no irregularities in the affidavit and the BJD was indulging in double standards.

Addressing media persons in New Delhi the BJP MP from Sundergarh said that the BJD’s latest charges were fabricated and politically motivated.

“The BJD is most welcome to move the Election Commission or any other investigating agency against me to lodge complaints regarding poll expenses,” he said adding that the BJD supremo Naveen Pattanaik was maintaining double standards on issues relating to corruption.

“Several startling facts have already tumbled out from preliminary investigations pointing fingers at Naveen’s involvement in irregularities in poll expenses,” he claimed.

Jual challenged Naveen to resign first from Chief Ministership. “If anything is proved against me I am prepared to resign,” the senior tribal leader assured.

Later, coming to the aid of his Cabinet colleague, Union Minister  for Petroleum and Natural Gas(PNG), Dharmendra Pradhan charged that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik was trying to mislead the people by submitting wrong and fabricated facts before the Election Commission.

“The BJP will go to the public with the real facts. Next time we will form the government definitely in the state,” he roared.


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