Surrogate Advertising: BJP In Dock For Poll Code Violation

Bhubaneswar: A BJD delegation met Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar here on Thursday, demanding action against the BJP for allegedly promoting a central government scheme though ‘surrogate advertising’, in violation of the model code of conduct.

The three-member team, comprising Sulochana Das, Lenin Mohanty and Sasmit Patra, also submitted a pen drive, containing the video clip of the serial ‘Aap Ke Ajane Se’ telecast on Zee TV in which characters talked about ‘Atal Pension Yojana’ and its benefits.

They alleged that BJP was trying to hoodwink the voters though such surrogate advertising.

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