In a stern message on maintaining the sanctity of the poll code, the election commission on monday withdrew permission to the telangana government to distribute financial aid to farmers for rabi crops under the Rythu Bandhu Scheme after a state minister violated the code by going public about it. assembly elections in telangana will be held on november 30 and results announced on december 3.
The poll panel had given its nod to the state government to disburse the rabi instalment during the model code of conduct period on certain conditions and had asked it not to publicize the disbursement. The congress slammed the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) over the election Commission’s (EC) withdrawal of permission, alleging it was a result of the irresponsible and self-serving approach of the k chandrasekhar rao (KCR)-led party. In a post on X, congress general secretary, organisation, K C Venugopal said due to the irresponsible and narrow self-serving approach of the BRS and (minister) Harish Rao, under the instructions of his boss kcr, the ec has denied permission for the disbursement of the Rythu Bandhu instalments.
The money is the right of farmers and it is what they deserve for their year-long hard work, he said. Yet another sin committed by the BRS, which will not be forgiven by the farmers of telangana, Venugopal said. The ruling BRS in telangana, on the other hand, slammed the congress for lodging a complaint with the ec urging it to stop the state government’s proposal to make payment to the beneficiaries. BRS MLC K kavitha blamed the “dirty politics” of the Congress.