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State refers ‘horse-trading' issue to poll panel

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BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Saturday referred to the Election Commission of India the matter pertaining to alleged horse-trading during last year's Rajya Sabha polls when three candidates were elected to the Upper House of Parliament from the State Assembly.

The State government referred the matter to the Election Commission for necessary action after the issue was examined by the Home and Law Departments, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told presspersons here.

The ruling Biju Janata Dal headed by Mr. Patnaik had come under attack from various quarters during the past few weeks on the issue of horse-trading and Opposition parties had demanded an independent probe.

While two of the candidates of the BJD had won the polls without any hitch, the third candidate of the ruling party had won when two Congress legislators and one legislator of the Bharatiya Janata Party abstained during voting, leading to the allegation of horse-trading.

The BJP had suspended its legislator Bhimsen Chaudhury from the party last year.

Both BJP and Congress had demanded a CBI probe into the alleged horse-trading.

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