TMC urges EC to cancel Suvendu Adhikari's nomination
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari had accused Mamata Banerjee of concealing information in the nomination papers. This time, the Trinamool Congress filed a counter-allegation against Suvendu Adhikari.
The TMC has alleged that that Suvendu Adhikari had given false residence details without staying there. The party has said that Adhikari has a voter ID card in Haldia too.
In a letter sent to EC, the TMC wrote, “Mr Adhikari has not resided in Nandanayakbar village of Nandigram over the past six months let alone being a permanent resident.”
The TMC further in its letter said, only a person who is an "ordinary resident" can be registered as a voter of any constituency.
According to Section 17 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, there is a provision of imprisonment for up to one year if evidence of giving false information is found in the Election Commission. The Trinamool has demanded that the Election Commission take legal action.
According to Block Level Officer Bijli Giri Roy, Suvendu Adhikari is not a resident of Nandanayakbar village. He has never been seen in the area in the last six months. So, he is not considered as a voter in that area. Even after the BLO report, the question arises as to how the name appeared in the voter list. Suvendu Adhikari has not yet commented on the matter.