Odisha Panchayat Elections: SEC restricts MLA Pramila Mallick from campaigning

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha on Sunday restricted MLA Pramila Mallick from campaigning for the upcoming panchayat elections allegedly for violating the model code of conduct.

The SEC restricted the Binjharpur MLA from campaigning for48 hours from 10 am tomorrow (February 14). “The Commission disapproves of the conduct of Smt. Mallik, MLA Binjharpur and debars her from campaigning, including interviews, public utterances in media (electronic, print, social media), etc. anywhere in the State of Odisha for a period of 48 hours starting from 10.00 AM of 14.02.2022 in the ensuing General Elections to PRIs, 2022, ” said the State Election Commission in a letter to the Collector of Jajpur district, where the Binjharpur assembly constituency is situated.

“The above order of the Commission be served upon Smt. Mallik by 8.00 PM of today,” the letter added.

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