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Assam Cong leader seeks probe into phone call from BJP office

Devdiscourse News Desk India
Updated: 24-09-2018 22:25 IST

Assam Congress general secretary Bobbeeta Sharma urged the state police chief on Monday to conduct an inquiry and take necessary action against a person allegedly calling from the BJP headquarters in Delhi impersonating as a TV journalist.

Last Friday, Sharma got a call from a Delhi number and the person on the line, after introducing himself as Robin from a channel, requested information about the densely-populated areas of the Gauhati East constituency, from where she was a candidate in the 2016 assembly elections.

The person also requested similar information of the neighboring constituencies like Dispur, Gauhati West, Jalukbari, Palasbari and Hajo for the purpose of exit poll for the 2019 elections, Sharma told reporters here.

''On cross-checking the Delhi numbers from the MTNL directory on the Internet, it was shocking to find that the numbers have been identified as the ones from Bharatiya Janata Party Office in Delhi," she claimed.

It was also later found that such calls were made to Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia and party leaders Zoii Nath Sarma, Dulu Ahmed and Bismita Gogoi.

"The APCC apprehend the purpose of such calls could be to record voice samples of Congress leaders to manufacture and fabricate fake news and hate news, which is the forte of the Bharatiya Janata Party, to be used later during election time," Sharma alleged.

The senior spokesperson said she had written to Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia about the incident, demanding an inquiry and action.

She, along with Ahmed, told the DGP that they would like to lodge an official complaint on the ''grave-and-unethical call traced to the BJP party office in Delhi''.