By TC News Desk
Agartala, February 14, 2023: CPIM state secretary Jitendra Chaudhury on Tuesday requested the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar to order a high-level investigation on the allegation of union Home minister Amit Shah’s meeting with state Election authority and DGP.
In a letter to the CEC Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday, Chaudhury highlighted a newspaper cutting of a vernacular daily ‘Syandan Patrika’ dated February 14 mentioning caption “Rater Andhakare Officerder Sathe Shah’r Gopan Sabha Keno? –Congress” (Why did Shah meet in secret meeting with the officers in the darkness of night ? –Congress) quoting the press briefing held in the evening on February 13 last by Gourab Gogoi, Congress MP.
He mentioned “Gogoi made a serious allegation that, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit in Tripura exclusively for election campaign, secretly met a batch of top officials of police administration including DGP of the state and the Election Department on 11th February night.”
“At a time, when all the stakeholders including the electors in general are very much worried about violence-free fair poll, such secret meeting just 3 days before the poll date violating the electoral norms has furthered apprehension whether any blue print has been chalked out in this secret meeting to manipulate the election by any means”, the letter reads.
CPIM state secretary strongly request the CEC to order a high level investigation on this allegation and on the event any prima-face reveals in the investigation, first remove the officials from election duty and then departmental proceedings may be drawn against the alleged officials.