Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday accused that impostor officers were placed in the election process to manipulate the March-April assembly elections.
“It is not just Debanjan Deb. There are numerous like him who roam around in cars fitted (with) beacons and (government) logos. I have a doubt that such hoax officers were introduced in the election process, and they manipulated the election and counting. I have also heard that Deb was once the chairperson of the (ruling) TMC (Trinamool Congress)’s IT (information technology) cell in south Kolkata. He was engaged both with the government and with the party. Senior TMC leaders knew everything about him and that is why he was able to pursue the racket for so long,” said Ghosh.
Deb, who is defamed by masking as a bureaucrat, has been detained for allegedly arranging duplicate Covid-19 vaccination camps in Kolkata. He has been seen in images with many TMC leaders. TMC leaders have managed it is impossible to check the character of everyone in public programmes where photos are being clicked.
The TMC refutes Ghosh’s claims. “Ghosh seems to know many things about these imposters. He could have filed a complaint before the elections. I will request the Kolkata Police to make him a party to the case concerned to the fake vaccination racket so that more particulars could be recovered. The BJP is trying to find a justification and camouflage its face after the humiliating conquest in the assembly polls. But there is a limit even to wild accusations,” said TMC leader Kunal Ghosh.
EC officials in Kolkata refused to comment on Ghosh’s charges.
The BJP targeted to win over 200 assembly seats in the assembly polls but could manage only 77. The TMC regained power for the third time by winning 213 seats out of the 292 for which the polls were held.