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Telangana State Assembly Dissolves 9 Months Early, K Chandrasekhar Rao To Continue As Caretaker

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| September 6 , 2018 , 15:00 IST

The Telangana State Assembly on Thursday was dissolved as the state cabinet ratified Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's proposal to disband the assembly 9 months in advance eyeing to go for early elections.  The cabinet meeting lasted for nearly 20 minutes. 

According to media reports, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao met Governor ESL Narasimhan to relay his Cabinet’s decision. The decision was unanimous.

Governor ESL Narasimhan approved assembly dissolution as recommended by CM KC Rao. Governor has asked Rao to continue as caretaker Telangana CM till the new government is formed.

Uttam Kumar Reddy, Congress Telangana Chief said, “Telangana people are happy that they have got rid of a despotic and autocratic rule. Congress party will sweep the polls.”

The assembly elections for the state of Telangana were originally scheduled to be held in 2019, simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, however, the CM reportedly saw it as an advantage for the TRS to de-link the two elections. 

Media reports say that expectation went up on Sunday, when the party held a huge rally in Ranga Reddy district, but the Chief Minister disappointed all, merely saying he has been empowered to take a decision.

Rao will kickstart his election campaign from Husnabad tomorrow where he will address his first public meeting after dissolving the assembly.

On Wednesday, Chief Secretary SK Joshi and State Legislature Secretary V Narasimha Charyulu had held discussions with the Chief Minister. Apart from the Assembly dissolution, the Chief Minister also discussed the agenda items to be presented before the Cabinet.

Media reports also say that on Tuesday, Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan held a meeting with Chief Secretary SK Joshi and other officials and discussed the Constitutional procedure to be initiated in case the Council of Ministers recommends dissolution of the House.