Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday alleged that Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has forced him to cancel his election campaign in the state.
“The Trinamool Congress government violated the Election Commission’s guidelines by not allowing me to hold a roadshow in Bishnupur (in Bankura district of West Bengal). The state administration also created hurdles for me to campaign there,” CM Deb told reporters in Agartala after returning here from Kolkata.
Chief Minister Deb addressed several election rallies in West Bengal during his five-day long stay in West Bengal. He claimed that the BJP would win in most Lok Sabha seats in the state this time.
West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha seats out of which two are currently held by the BJP.
“The people of West Bengal are fed-up with the ‘syndicate-raj’, ‘cadre-raj’ and the dynastic politics of the Trinamool Congress,” Deb said.
Commenting on the opposition CPI-M and Congress’ threat to move the Supreme Court if the Election Commission didn’t hold re-election in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, he said, “The court cannot help the candidate of a political party win if he doesn’t have people’s support.”
Niti Deb, wife of chief minister Deb, who accompanied him, told the media that she was shocked and stunned at some bogus social media posts about their marital life.
The Tripura Police had on Friday registered a case against Anupam Paul, a social media user, for allegedly spreading fake information about a “divorce suit” filed against Biplab Deb by his wife Niti in a Delhi court.
Another FIR was lodged against a police constable in Dharmanagar police station in northern Tripura on Saturday on the same issue.
CM Deb had earlier said in a statement that “such social media propaganda was a deep-rooted conspiracy with malafide intention”.