BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper was checked by personnel of the Election Commission’s flying squad in Rourkela on Tuesday, party sources said. Patnaik extended full cooperation to the flying squad and kept waiting inside the chopper till the process was complete on Tuesday, they said.Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Elections 2022: Polls To Be Held In 3 Phases, First Phase On Jan 6 | Check Full Schedule Here
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“Soon after Patnaik landed there, the ECI’s flying squad officers approached him and requested the chief minister to allow them to check the chopper and luggage,” an official entrusted with Patnaik’s security, said. Also Read - Eggs Hurled At Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's Convoy By BJP Supporters In Puri
Election officials in Odisha said the flying squad is entrusted with undertaking such inspections, notwithstanding the personality.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s chopper was also checked by fyling squad staff on Tuesday.