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TRS govt deposited scheme money on election eve, alleges Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The in alleged that the TRS government deposited money under its farmers' investment support scheme two days ahead of Thursday's elections in the State.

The party also accused the of not stopping the release of K Chandrasekhar Rao's biopic well in time.

"...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 (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 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 has been misused to influence the voters.

The Centre and EC must inquire into the matter immediately and take appropriate action, he said.

The CM's official residence was being misused for political activities and the and remained "silent spectator", he claimed.

Inspite of the attempts by the ruling party, he said believed that the voters are supportive of his party.

K Laxman claimed that anti-incumbency rose against the TRS government as seen in the defeat of TRS in the recent polls.

Claiming that Congress and 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 again, Laxman claimed.

Polling for all the 17 seats in was held Thursday.

The TRS, the BJP and Congress contested the polls without alliance.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:00 IST