EC stops Bathukamma sarees distribution in Telangana - Tv9
Wed, Oct 03, 2018, 08:35 PM
Election Commission (EC) has issued orders to the caretaker Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government, not to take up the distribution of Bathukamma sarees. As per the promulgation of Part 7 of the Election Code of conduct, the execution of such schemes might influence the voters in the party's favour, it said. Earlier, the caretaker government had urged the EC that the scheme is on going and old, benefitting thousands of poor weavers. But several Opposition parties, including Congress filed a counter petition, demanding cancelling of the scheme.