Indigenous Peoples Front (IPFT) on Friday accused state Congress president Pradyot Kishore Debburman of distributing cash to influence voters in favour of his party amidst ongoing Lok Sabha election process and said the Congress leader is trying to create ethnic conflict in the state.
“Three women leaders of the IPFT and Ananta Debbarma (former IPFT vice president) joined Congress in exchange of money. Youth leader Shuklacharan Noatia was also lured with money. But he has defeated the temptations and has come back to the party. Pradyot is violating the model code of conduct. Large amounts of money are being given away to purchase votes,” IPFT supremo and Revenue Minister NC Debbarma told reporters .
NC Debbarma today said that Mntu Debbarma is a ‘man of IPFT’ but claimed his innocence and that he was falsely implicated for attacking Pragya. The minister has demanded action against Pradyot for attacking a person in police custody.