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 - Hyderabad GHMC Election Results 2020 Updates: TRS is Single Largest Party, BJP Makes Big Gains
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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 - Bihar Assembly Election: Results in 223 Seats Declared, 20 Constituencies Left, Says EC
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.