Rahim Khan, MLA, has denied allegations that he has violated the election code of conduct.

He claimed that his political opponents had started a malicious campaign against him. “I have not violated any rules pertaining to the elections,” he said.

Mr. Khan said that in the last four-and-a-half years, the district had received Central and State government funds of over Rs. 350 crore for infrastructure development.

This included Rs. 140 crore for the Asian Development Bank-aided drinking water and sanitation project in Bidar city; Rs. 117 crore for the Mini-Vidhana Soudha, the new building of the government polytechnic, Nayee Kaman heritage structure and community halls; Rs. 85 crore for the super-specialty government hospital in Bidar; Rs. 10 crore for a cultural complex, Bal Bhavan and other buildings and Rs. 3 crore for the civilian enclave for the Bidar Air Force base, he said.

He urged voters to choose the best candidate during the Assembly polls.