Agartala: Soon after his wife busted rumors of divorce on social media, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar on Saturday said that a deep-rooted conspiracy is at work to tarnish his image.
Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb condemned the social media campaign against him over the internet and claimed it as a conspiracy against him to malign his image.
A notice issued from the chief Minister Office (CMO) said the news being circulated over the internet is baseless, obscene and a motivated conspiracy against the chief minister.
The chief minister further appealed the people of the state to not get confused by the rumors being spread over the internet and also said an FIR has been registered against those who have tried to malign the image of the Chief Minister Deb, the notice by Milind Ramteke, additional secretary to the chief minister said.
On Friday afternoon, chief minister’s wife Niti Deb wrote in her Facebook account to deny the allegations and claims made by some media houses and individuals.
In the post, Niti wrote, “Rumors have no mouth ,,only dirty, filthy and sick minds generate for cheap publicity and mileage,,and importantly when paid high for spreading such dirty Rumors to gain political advantage against influencial people…otherwise who will follow these culprits… [sic]”
She also appealed people to ‘boycott’ rumour mongers if they loved her and had faith on her. Terming herself ‘boudi’ (sister-in-law), daughter-in-law, mother and sister of Tripura, Niti claimed on her post that the rumour was done to ‘tarnish’ her image.
Meanwhile, state BJP spokesperson Dr Ashok Sinha in a press conference condemned the act and demanded an investigation to find out those involved behind such fake campaign.
Niti is serving in a managerial position at the State Bank of India (SBI) in New Delhi. The couple has two kids – a son and a daughter, both of whom are school students.
Advocate Ashwani Jha, whose name was mentioned in the document which went viral, said that it was about a divorce suit filed by a man residing in Delhi with the Tis Hazari court in Delhi and has nothing to do with the Tripura chief minister.
“Any report based on it is fake news,” he said.
Earlier talking to EastMojo, deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Arindam Nath said that an FIR was lodged at the West Agartala police station, accusing Anupam Paul of forgery, defamation and criminal conspiracy.
“We have registered the FIR. The accused has not been arrested till now. He was not present at his home when the police searched for him there,” the DIG added.
Earlier in 2018, Paul was booked for reportedly calling former chief minister Manik Sarkar a ‘thief’ and ‘beggar’ on social media.
CM Deb, who is currently in West Bengal for a poll campaign, was unavailable to comment on the issue.