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KCR cabinet to meet today, could call for dissolving Telangana assembly

Speculation has been rife that Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is moving to dissolve the assembly to advance the Telangana election to coincide with the November-December polls in four other states.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2018 10:10 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao waves to supporters during his public rally on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to dissolve the state assembly on Thursday to enable holding of an early election in the state.

The state cabinet is scheduled to meet under the leadership of KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, at around 1pm, and expected to pass a one-line resolution seeking the dissolution of the Telangana assembly.

Sources in the chief minister’s office said KCR has asked all his cabinet colleagues to come to his camp office at Pragati Bhavan by 12pm. “Though the exact timing of the cabinet meeting has not yet been officially communicated, it is expected to be held between 1pm and 1.30pm. There is no official agenda for the meeting and it will be purely political,” the source said.

Sources in the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi said soon after the cabinet meeting, KCR and his cabinet colleagues will meet governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan to submit the copy of the cabinet resolution on the dissolution of the state assembly.

“From there, he will go to Telangana Martyrs Memorial at Gun Park in front of the state assembly to pay tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in their struggle for separate Telangana state. Later, he will address a press conference at Telangana Bhavan at around 2pm to explain the reasons for his decision to dissolve the assembly and go for early elections in the state,” a party source said.

The TRS chief will address a meeting of the outgoing MLAs and other functionaries in the evening at the Telangana Bhavan to gear them up for the early elections. KCR will hold another massive public meeting on Friday in Husnabad of Siddipet district. Named as “Praja Deevena Sabha” (Meeting to seek blessings of the people), it will be the launching pad for KCR to kick-start his election campaign asking for the people’s mandate for a second successive term.

“In 2014, too, KCR began his election campaign from Husnabad. Now, he is going to sound the poll bugle from this place again. He is going to address as many as 100 public meetings in a span of 50 days,” KCR’s nephew and state irrigation minister T Harish Rao said.

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 10:09 IST