BJD approaches: Voting body on state farm regulation, BJP On Hoardings

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) claimed that BJP had tried on Saturday to pressure the electoral commission and urged them not to stop supporting farmers under the KALIA regime of the Odisha government.

"We understand that the BJP has been trying to pressurize the electoral commission to stop the flow of KALIA funds to state farmers, so we urge you not to put pressure on us Arm twisting tactics of the BJP ", so the BJD letter to the election leader Bhubaneswar.

The letter further states that "the BJP should not be successful in its plan to end support for Krushak's Livelihood Support and Income Improvement (KALIA) for farmers on April 1.

The government of Odisha had taken on 31 December the KALIA scheme in operation. Under this scheme, Rs. 10,180 billion will be spent by 2020/21 to support farmers and landless agricultural workers.

Earlier in the day, the BJP had turned to the Electoral Commission.

BJP Vice President Samir Mohanty said: "Employees of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation, working under the government of the state, have removed the legal hoardings and we have told CEO Odisha that free and fair elections in the state are not possible. if the government continues to work this way. "

"They do not remove any hoarding of the BJD, which is paid by the coffers, they remove hoards paid by our party, and we have no problem removing illegal hoarding," he told ANI.

Odisha has 21 Lok Sabha seats, with four-stage elections planned on 11, 18, 23 and 29 April.

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