first_imgThe BJP has lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer of Tripura against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly referring to party chief Amit Shah as a “murder accused” at a rally. State BJP spokesperson Ashok Sinha on Sunday alleged that Mr. Gandhi “violated” the provisions of the model code of conduct as he had stated in his speech at the March 20 rally in Khumulwng that Mr. Shah was a “murder accused”.‘False case’ The BJP leader stressed that the “false case” of murder against Shah was dismissed by the Supreme Court in 2014. “A false case of murder was filed against Amit Shah during the Congress-led UPA regime, which was dismissed by the Supreme Court in 2014 itself. Mr. Gandhi distorted facts for the sake of political mileage at a rally at Khumulwng,” Mr. Sinha said. “We have filed a complaint against him on March 23 for violating the model code of conduct,” he added.‘Code violation’ Mr. Gandhi in his speech had also stated that a “sum of ₹30,000 crore was paid to Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal”. Mr. Sinha claimed that this was an unsubstantiated accusation which also violated the model code of conduct. He said that the Tripura BJP unit had on Saturday submitted a written complaint to the State’s CEO against Mr. Gandhi.‘CM should apologise’ On Friday, the Congress’ Tripura unit had demanded an “unconditional” public apology from Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for calling the party “sly fox, thief and Satan”, and said the use of “unparliamentary” words was unbecoming of a leader of his stature. The Congress had also filed a complaint against Mr. Deb with the Election Commission of India.last_img