Odisha official suspended for campaigning for BJD

Bhubaneswar: An official in Odisha's Kandhamal district was placed under suspension after a probe found that he was campaigning in favour of the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal, an official said on Monday.

Brajamohan Patnaik, who works as a statistical assistant at the government hospital in Khajuripada, about 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, was placed under suspension after a probe indicted him, District Collector N Thirumala Naik told a news agency.

The elections to the state's 147-member State Assembly and 21 Lok Sabha seats would be held simultaneously in two phases April 10 and 17. Kandhamal will go to the polls in the first phase.

First Published: Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:41
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