Tripura CPI (M) lodges complaint against Pema

AGARTALA (Tripura), Jan 30: The Tripura CPI (M) has alleged that Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu violated the model code of conduct while visiting a Buddha temple in Machmara in Pabiachera assembly constituency on Sunday last.
The party alleged that in the name of a religious programme Pema assembled the people and distributed different goods and money in packets.
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, the CPI (M) said Pema violated the model code of conduct and demanded action against him. The party submitted a video in support of their allegation, according to news published in the website Tripurainfo.
Meanwhile, the BJP criticized the CPM for politicizing Pema’s ‘personal visit’. According to the party, the Arunachal chief minister visited the Buddhist shrine in Machmara at the invitation of Buddhist monks.
“Khandu did not take part in any ongoing BJP election campaign during his one-day visit to Tripura. No BJP leader in Tripura met him,” BJP spokesman Mrinal Kanti Deb told the media.
“This is the political bankruptcy of the Left party who dragged everything into politics,” he said.
Polling will be held for the 60-seat Tripura assembly on 18 February, according to a report published in the website.