Trinamool Congress candidate in Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari said on Wednesday night that a legal notice has been sent to CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra for “making false allegations and sullying his and party’s reputation”.
Mishra had complained to the Election Commission alleging that Adhikari had held a meeting on May 1 at a college at Panskura in East Midnapore district with police officers-in charge of Moyna, Haldia, Marishda, Ramnagar and Panskura to keep the central forces away from action during polling in the district.
“I have sent a legal notice to Mishra against such utterly false allegations levelled at me to harm my and TMC’s reputation. No such meeting had taken place,” Adhikari told PTI.
The Election Commission had earlier in the said that it had not found any substance in the complaint made by the CPI-M that Trinamool Congress candidate in Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari had held a meeting with some police officers recently in poll-bound East Midnapore district.
“We had sought a report from the district authorities, who said the complaints could not be substantiated,” additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar said.