In Telangana, K Chandrasekhara Rao, one of the main architects of Telangana movement, has been holding rallies across the region and urging peiple to 'throw out' Andhra parties.
Rao, popularly known as KCR, is the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti, which is one of the strongest politcal outfits in Telangana. The party has been urging people to vote against Telugu Desam Party, headed by Chandrababu Naidu.
"Chandrababu Naidu says he won't go from here. Why? What work does he have here?'' asked KCR in a rally. "In Telangana, do we need Chandrababu Naidu's 'Andhra' party? Whoever disagrees, raise your hand and stick to that stand", he asked.
It was in February, Parliament passed the bill to split Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, KCR's rivals have accused him of violating poll code. The Election Commission is examining his speech, said sources. "We are investigating what language was used, whether it creates hatred among people of the two regions. If it does, we have to take cognizance and take action," said Bhanwar Lal, the Chief Electoral Officer.
Chandrababu Naidu said KCR's through his speeches attempt to divide the electorate on regional lines. "People are losing confidence in the TRS," he alleged.