"To ensure this, the Congress would take all measures that are required," the Congress party state chief was quoted as saying (in his speech) in CPI-M's letter, which was released to the media Thursday.
Dhar, also a CPI-M central committee member, in support of his claim sent a video recording and newspaper clippings of Barman's speech along with his letter to the poll panel.
The CPI-M leader said this type of threat could have been ignored but it was delivered by a state president of a national party which is a major political party in the country and an incumbent party at the centre.
"With the bitter experience of electoral malpractices and foul play carried out by the Congress in the past, we have reasons to be concerned," Dhar said.
The crucial assembly polls of the 60-seat Tripura assembly is scheduled to be held in February next year.