INDI Bloc asks ECI to clarify testimony of East Tripura BJP nominee | India News

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AGARTALA: The INDI Alliance sought clarification from the Election Commission of India regarding East Tripura BJP nominee Kriti Devi Debbarman who hails from Chhattisgarh.
She has allegedly provided inconsistent information in the candidature and INDI Alliance leaders threatened to move to court unless ECI fails to satisfy them in time.
Talking to the media, INDI Bloc Conveners of Tripura Jitendra Chaudhury and Sudip Roy Barman alleged that Kriti Devi’s educational qualification certificate, ST certificate, and voter ID card were fabricated and demanded all of her documents be made public.
They alleged in 2018, she identified herself as Kriti Devi Singh when contested the assembly election in Chhattisgarh. She then in her affidavit stated that her highest educational qualification was 10th in 1992 from Shillong but this time in the affidavit given to contest the East Tripura Lok Sabha constituency, she disclosed that he has passed HSC in 1990 from Meghalaya Board.
“As per the electoral roll of Chhattisgarh, her name is Kriti Devi Singh but in Tripura, she changed her name to Kriti Devi Debbarma and is in the fray in the East Tripura constituency where the poll is scheduled on April 26,” Roy Barman alleged and asked if she changes her name in the affidavit, it must be published in the newspaper and voters need to know in which newspaper they gave advertisement.
Since East Tripura is a Scheduled Caste reserved seat, ECI needs to publicize the scheduled tribe certificate of Kriti Devi Singh. Any citizen of India can contest elections in any constituency. There is no objection. But the name must be on the voter list. The certified copy of that name has to be submitted to ECI, he underlined.
“Election is a high-level political struggle, there needs to be maintained ethics and utmost transparency and honesty. But in her case, it is missing, which we demand ECI to clarify or else we shall move to the appropriate court seeking justice. Because such inconsistent and confusing information is an amount to be cheating to the electorates,” Roy Barman added.

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