Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand courts controversy for poll campaigning

Bhubaneswar: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand has once again landed in a controversy for allegedly campaigning for BJD Lok Sabha candidate Achyuta Samanta despite being an ambassador of the Election Commission of India (ECI)

It is alleged that the sprinter has violated the model code of conduct by seeking votes for the MP candidate, who is contesting the polls from Kandhamal Constituency, through a post in her Facebook profile.

A complaint has been lodged against her at the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in this regard.

CEO Surendra Kumar said being an ambassador of the ECI, involvement in campaigning for poll candidates is unhealthy. The matter in being investigated and her social media account will be verified, he added.

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