CPI(M) left red-faced as EC rubbishes Surya Kanta’s allegation against Subhendu
Meanwhile, Adhikari has sent legal notice to Mishra and is going to file a defamation case.
Dibyendu Sarkar, Additional Chief Electoral Officer said after receiving complaints from Mishra that on Tuesday, an inquiry was conducted and reports sought from district administration.
The report said that no such meeting was held between Adhikari and the police officers. Hence the allegations are baseless and false, he said. The matter has been informed to the Election Commission of India.
The matter has brought sheer embarrassment to the CPI(M). Mishra held a press conference on Tuesday and alleged that Subhendu Adhikari had held a meeting with the officers in charge of seven police stations at Banamali College. He had further alleged that the police officers were up to create trouble on May 5 when polling would be held in East Midnapore.
Contradicting Mishra, Niranjan Sihi, East Midnapore district president of CPI(M) alleged that the meeting had been held at Panskura B.Ed College and not at Banamali College. The authorities of Panskura Bed College said the allegations were baseless and no meeting was held in the college premises. They said it was a deliberate attempt to malign the goodwill of the college.
Adhikari said he had sent legal notice to Mishra and a defamation case would be filed against him.
“It shows how nervous CPI(M) is. They have realised that Trinamool is coming back with more seats and so are making such statements. The people are with us. They have got benefits from the projects and we do not need police to scare them. It is the policy followed by CPI(M) for 34 years. It will not work in East Midnapore,” he said.