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TRS Gets A Shock For Dalit Bandhu:- Telangana government and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has taken things prestigiously and he announced, implemented Dalit Bandhu that would benefit over 16 lakh dalit families of the state. He started this from the constituency of Huzurabad which is heading for bypoll by the end of this month. Some of the beneficiaries even received Rs 10 lakhs directly into their bank accounts. In a major setback, the Election Commission of India (EC) halted the scheme of Dalit Bandhu considering the bypoll of Huzurabad. Avinash Kumar, the Principal Secretary of the Election Commission of India sent a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana, Shashank Goel informing the same. The letter said "The commission has deliberated the Dalit Bandhu scheme in the poll-bound Huzurabad constituency and it should be deferred till the completion of the bypoll".
There are debates across the political circles of Telangana. KCR announced Dalit Bandhu in July this year and implemented it recently. He said that the scheme will be expanded across the state in stages and will be completed before the polls. KCR launched Dalit Bandhu on August 16th and the total expenditure is said to be Rs 1.70 lakh crores. He said that Dalit Bandhu should not be seen as an election sop for the people and it is aimed to benefit and help the dalits in the state. The Dalits are asked to invest the amount in any business to grow financially in the coming years. KCR took a dig at the opposition parties who called it a political move.