Bhubaneswar: In a most bizarre drama in the poll-bound Bijepur, the power-monger BJP has even resorted to brand women of the area with Lotus symbols and marking individuals as their vote bank.
The matter came to light after the BJD alleged that BJP workers are drawing ‘Lotus’ in Mehendi on women’s hands and promising to provide monetary award to them if they campaign for the party candidate.
Bringing the matter to the notice of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), BJD on Monday alleged ) that the BJP has collected bank accounts of over 35,000 voters of the Bijepur Assembly constituency and promised to deposit money in those accounts if the concerned people decide to vote for the BJP candidate just before voting.
The party also mentioned that it has got information from a reliable source that the Central PSUs like the IOCL and the HPCL would deposit money from their CSR funds.
Besides, the ruling party has also alleged that the BJP has not submitted daily by-poll expenditures before the CEO yet.