Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said that stopping the implementation of the Dalit Bandhu scheme by the Election Commission in the Huzurabad Assembly constituency, which is being held by-polls, is just a minor hindrance. "The government will resume the implementation of the scheme from November 4 after the bypoll results are out. There is no need to worry." The Election Commission of India on Monday directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana to postpone the implementation of the Dalit Bandh scheme in all its forms in Huzurabad assembly constituency, till the by-election to be held on October 30. bypolls, the Election Commission said in a letter to the CEO.
The Dalit Bandhu scheme, offering an assistance of ₹10 lakh to help each Dalit family in the state become financially dependent, was launched by the Telangana government a few weeks ago. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao started this scheme on trial basis in Huzurabad assembly constituency.
KCR's political rivals described the scheme as a bait to entice Dalits to vote for the TRS in the bypolls. However, TRS leaders refuted the allegations, saying it was aimed at uplifting the Dalits. The state government has already issued. The state government has already released ₹2,000 crore for the Dalit Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad constituency.