An RTI activist claimed that he has found alleged irregularities and hawala scam in his investigation into Biju Janata Dal (BJD) donation case.
While talking to news agency ANI, Subhash Mahapatra, an RTI activist, said, "I found irregularities and a hawala scam in my investigation."
On the other hand, BJP leader Sajjan Sharma alleged that there is a scam in every project in Odisha and state chief minister Naveen Patnaik is at the helm of the affairs.
As per media reports, Naveen Patnaik-led BJD is facing charges of taking cash donations from unknown sources.
Found irregularities and a hawala scam in my investigation: Subhash Mahapatra,RTI activist on BJD donation issue pic.twitter.com/ugfuViN0sX— ANI (@ANI_news) July 23, 2017
However, the party has rubbished all charges, terming it as baseless.
There is a scam in every project in Odisha, state has been looted. Sardar of these scams is Naveen babu: Sajjan Sharma,BJP pic.twitter.com/bF8XNXu78K— ANI (@ANI_news) July 23, 2017
On Friday,BJP state vice-president Samir Mohanty said,"We will draw the attention of Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department and apprise them of the irregularities (of BJD's election expenditure)."
An English language television channel had aired a news item in this regard on July 20. Meanwhile, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati had demanded CBI investigation into the entire financial transaction of the ruling party.