HYDERABAD: Former MLA Gone Prakash Rao has written to Election Commission of India (ECI) that it ensure high surveillance over Huzurabad by-poll “as ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi is spending hundreds of crores to win the constituency”.
In a letter written to the ECI on Tuesday, he informed the commission that TRS has already spent Rs. 300 crore in Huzurabad constituency and is planning an additional expenditure of Rs. 400 crore “for buying leaders and voters”.
Prakash Rao suggested that an eye be kept on infrastructure companies, irrigation contractors and real estate companies to control money flowing into Huzurabad. He further demanded that central paramilitary forces and officials be roped in for election duties, as the ruling government has recently posted in the constituency “pliable” officers, who would favour the ruling party candidate.
The former legislator also wanted surveillance on ministers, ruling party MLAs and MLCs deployed by TRS in Huzurabad, so that their activities in the constituency would be under check.