"...also, paying that Rs 4,000 'Rythu Bandhu' scheme money, just one day before the election. Today is (April) 11th. The message (to farmers about money being deposited in their accounts) is coming on 9th, 10th for the payment."
"The money could have been paid before 1st April or after 11," R C Khuntia, AICC in-charge of party affairs in Telangana, told reporters here.
Describing it as a "serious violation of election code", he said the party has drawn the attention of Election Commission and the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to it.
"I think the appropriate action against the government should be taken," he said.
Though the party had complained to the election authorities about the release of Rao's biopic, he said the Congress got a letter on Thursday (about the release being stopped) "when it is already released on (March) 30th."
"This is a glaring example how the Election Commissioner's decision is partial, supporting the state government, supporting the Chief Minister, not taking the cognisance of opposition political parties," he said.
Citing an RTI reply and also some media reports, he alleged that money under Chief Minister's Relief Fund has been misused to influence the voters.
The Centre and EC must inquire into the matter immediately and take appropriate action, he said.
Inspite of the attempts by the ruling party, he said Congress believed that the voters are supportive of his party.
Claiming that Congress and TDP are "gradually vanishing" from the state, he told reporters that BJP stood as the main competitor to TRS.
BJP's seat share and vote percentage is set to increase, he said.
Though TRS used money power, people expressed their wish to see Narendra Modi as Prime Minister again, Laxman claimed.
The TRS, the BJP and Congress contested the polls without alliance.
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