Plea against Andhra Pradesh government schemes ahead of polls infructuous: HC
The Delhi High Court Monday said a plea alleging that the Andhra Pradesh government has attempted to influence voters by launching schemes, including giving monetary benefits, ahead of polls, has become infructuous.
Justice Yogesh Khanna declined the plea of Jana Chaitanya Vedika in which it had sought direction to the state government to keep the transfer of funds, as part of the schemes, in abeyance till the elections are over. The plea has become infructuous as the entire money has already been disbursed, the court noted.A similar petition, which was filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, has also been dismissed. The plea had alleged that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP)-led dispensation was attempting to influence voters through various schemes, including giving monetary benefits, ahead of polls
The court was earlier informed that in pursuance to its directions, the Election Commission has taken a decision on the representations of the organisation, which had alleged that disbursal of money under these schemes, after the Lok Sabha election was notified, amounted to violation of the Model Code of Conduct.