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Agartala | March 31, 2019

The Opposition party in Tripura CPI-M on Saturday lodged a complaint against Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb with the Election Commission for violating model code of conduct by allegedly luring voters with government jobs.

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“We were shocked to see that the Chief Minister is inciting violence and luring voters by offering government jobs before the Parliament elections. We have lodged a complaint with the Election Commission today”, CPI-M West Tripura secretary Pabitra Kar told media.

The Congress and CPI (M) leaders, including the Lok Sabha candidates, are under attack from BJP goons, he added.

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Meanwhile, Congress Vice-president, Tapas Dey in a complaint to ECI on Saturday, the copy of which was made available to media, said, ever since the date of the parliamentary elections were announced, a rein of terror has been let loose by the party in power to induce fear psychosis amongst the electors and rig the election process.

“Our party leaders and workers are under constant threat of facing dire consequences if they dare to participate in the campaign process”, he said.

He further alleged that the the INC candidate from West Tripura parliamentary constituency, Subal Bhowmick was attacked by BJP hooligans on Thursday in Sonamura Sub Division in Sipahijala district.

“We would also like to put on record that Shri Shankar Prasad Datta, CPI(M) candidate from west Tripura parliamentary seat was also attacked thrice by the BJP rowdies and no action regarding all such incidents have been initiated which has induced the BJP workers in taking law in their hands”, Dey wrote in his complaint.

However, BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya denied the allegations and said if they had specific complaints against Chief Minister and enough proof to substantiate it, then ECI would take appropriate actions against him.

“We have also lodged several complaints to the ECI that CPI-M cadres themselves were terrorizing people with lethal and sharp cutting weapons to pave a ground that terror was being let loose by ruling party supporters.

It is their new form of drama to blame BJP, but the truth must prevail in course of time. BJP workers do not believe in any kind of terror”, he said.

Bhattacharya further alleged that CPI-M has reached a clandestine understanding with their old Congress friends and both of them were speaking in the same tune to pave the ground for withdrawing either of their candidates from the fray blaming BJP of terror.

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