Telangana State Election Commission has increased the expenditure limit of the candidates contesting in Gram Panchayats Elections 2018, next month. The limits have been increased from those prescribed previously. As per this, the candidates contesting for Sarpanch and ward member posts can spend more than that which was prescribed earlier. The number of gram panchayats in the state too have doubled after Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) came to power, based on the population. The elections to gram panchayats are expected to be held next month.