PCC vice-president Chamala Kiran Kumar Reddy alleged that the Election Commission was under pressure from the BJP and BRS parties after some of the Congress party’s ad campaigns were prohibited. He questioned why ads that had received clearance from the Media Certification Monitoring Committee (MCMC) were now being asked to be taken off-air. Reddy claimed that this was a plot by Prasanth Kishore and BRS leaders to damage the prospects of the Congress, but stopping ads would not stop the anti-incumbency amongst citizens and Congress would still win.
The Telangana Congress also took to social media platform X to express their discontent. They argued that the EC’s decision was a result of pressure from the BRS and BJP, who feared defeat. The party claimed that the EC prohibited the ads without any prior notice. As a form of protest, the Telangana Congress continued to post all the “banned” ads on their X account, as the ban only applied to broadcast media.