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Tripura Cong moves EC against BJP

By The Assam Tribune
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AGARTALA, May 7 - A senior Congress leader in Tripura today said the party has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, alleging that the BJP is getting access to government documents and has demanded an inquiry into it.

A BJP delegation had met the Chief Election Commissioner on May 2 and submitted a memorandum, demanding the removal of the Tripura Chief Electoral Officer.

Tripura Congress vice president Tapas Dey said that �... documents attached in the BJP memorandum to the CEC include a letter of the Returning Officer addressed to the Chief Secretary of Tripura, a representation by the Tripura Civil Service Association and the Chief Secretary�s letter to the ECI.�

Dey said the BJP was �not supposed� to have access to such government documents and alleged they were given to the saffron party in an �unauthorised manner� and demanded an inquiry into it.

Dey said he lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner on Monday about the BJP getting access to official letters and documents.

Earlier, the Opposition Congress and CPI-M had both lodged complaints of alleged large-scale rigging and irregularities in the elections in the West Tripura constituency, which went to polls on April 11. Both the parties have demanded fresh elections in the constituency.

BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya denied the allegations of Dey about leakage of official documents to the BJP.

He said that the role of the Chief Electoral Officer was not �impartial� and so the saffron party had demanded his removal. � PTI

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Tripura Cong moves EC against BJP

AGARTALA, May 7 - A senior Congress leader in Tripura today said the party has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, alleging that the BJP is getting access to government documents and has demanded an inquiry into it.

A BJP delegation had met the Chief Election Commissioner on May 2 and submitted a memorandum, demanding the removal of the Tripura Chief Electoral Officer.

Tripura Congress vice president Tapas Dey said that �... documents attached in the BJP memorandum to the CEC include a letter of the Returning Officer addressed to the Chief Secretary of Tripura, a representation by the Tripura Civil Service Association and the Chief Secretary�s letter to the ECI.�

Dey said the BJP was �not supposed� to have access to such government documents and alleged they were given to the saffron party in an �unauthorised manner� and demanded an inquiry into it.

Dey said he lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner on Monday about the BJP getting access to official letters and documents.

Earlier, the Opposition Congress and CPI-M had both lodged complaints of alleged large-scale rigging and irregularities in the elections in the West Tripura constituency, which went to polls on April 11. Both the parties have demanded fresh elections in the constituency.

BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya denied the allegations of Dey about leakage of official documents to the BJP.

He said that the role of the Chief Electoral Officer was not �impartial� and so the saffron party had demanded his removal. � PTI