Election Commission sensational decision on KCR's Dalitha Bandhu
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday instructed the state government to halt execution of the Dali Bandhu programme till the Huzurabad bypoll on October 30. It has thus put a break in Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's (KCR) plans,
The ECI urged Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Bhanwar Lal in a letter on Monday to postpone the implementation of the Dalit Bandhu programme in all forms till the Huzurabad by-election was concluded. KCR has committed to pay each eligible Dalit beneficiary Rs 10 lakh under the new direct beneficiary transfer (DBT) programme to assist them financially. The funds may also be utilised to start any business of their choice.