Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission today reserved its verdict on the Congress manifesto issue.

The SEC had issued notices to both BJD and Congress for a hearing today to make their points on the issue.

The SEC today heard arguments of leaders of both the Congress and the BJD. The BJD argued that the SEC should ask the Congress to withdraw the manifesto as it violated the election codes.

The Congress however stuck to its ground and saw nothing in wrong in printing certain allegations against BJD leaders.

The SEC heard the two sides for over one and half hour and has reserved its verdict.