Jagatsinghpur, June 9 (LocalWire): After a month of the election process getting over, the director of elementary education asked the district education officer, Jagatsinghpur, to conduct an inquiry into the violation of model code of conduct by the block education officer, Jagatsinghpur.
Biswanath Das from Allipingal and Satynarayan Prusty from Atamala under Jagatsinghpur police limit alleged the BEO Manas Ranjan Dash was part of an election procession led by the wife of BJD MLA candidate, Prasant Muduli and filed a complaint.
Both the complainants alleged that Muduli and Dash are natives of Balikuda block and the BEO was supporting and campaigning in favour of the BJD MLA and also coercing the teachers under him, violating the model code of conduct.
They sought the intervention of the state Election Commissioner, principal secretary of school and mass education and director of elementary education to replace Dash as BEO.
They alleged that Dash in order to continue in the present office near his native place, campaigned for Muduli, violating the MCC.
DEO Prativa Manjari Das has started an inquiry and interacted with the BEO to know his involvement in the campaigning during election duty.
Congress leaders Alok Khuntia and others alleged that this is not the only case but many officials have been involved in election campaign and despite complaints, the Election Commissioner did not replace or transfer the errant BEO .