A legal notice has been served to CPM state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra for allegedly making "false allegations and sullying" the reputation of Trinamool Congress candidate in Nandigram, Suvendu Adhikari.
Mishra had on Tuesday 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 officers-in-charge of Moyna, Haldia, Marishda, Ramnagar and Panskura police stations "to keep the central forces away from action" during today's 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 last night.
The Election Commission had yesterday said that it has not found any substance in the complaint made by the CPM 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 has said.
Last Updated 6:32 PM IST