Tripura Congress vice-president Tapas Dey on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the BJP alleging them of getting access to confidential government documents.
A BJP delegation had on May 2 submitted a memorandum after a meeting with the chief election commissioner demanding the removal of Tripura chief electoral officer.
The BJP alleged that the role of the CEO was not ‘impartial’ and hence, demanded his removal.
In his letter written to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Dey mentioned that the BJP memorandum which was recently submitted to the Election Commission included a copy of the letter of the Returning Officer addressed to the Chief Secretary of Tripura, a representation by Tripura Civil Service Association and the Chief Secretary’s letter to the Election Commission.
Dey said that the BJP was ‘not supposed’ to have access to such government documents and has demanded an inquiry into the matter.
He also alleged that the letters might have been provided to them in an unauthorized manner.
A six-member BJP delegation led by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had met Arora on Thursday demanding sacking of Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti for his alleged misconduct.
The delegation alleged that Taranikanti, on April 23 which was the day of polling in West Tripura constituency, had directed all the Assistant Returning Officers to make proper comfort facilities for the voters of CPI(M) which is not in accordance with any electoral laws.
Reacting to the allegations of Dey, BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said that they had not tried to leak confidential government documents and had demanded sacking of Taranikanti for his improper behaviour during the Lok Sabha polls.