After days of suspense, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday, decided to dissolve the assembly, clearing the decks for early elections in the state.
Governor ESL Narasimhan had accepted his recommendation. The move will clear the way for early polls in the state, till then Rao will stay on as the caretaker Chief Minister until the new government is formed.
At a Cabinet meeting in the afternoon, Rao, obtained the nod of his colleagues on dissolving the Assembly and immediately reached the Raj Bhavan asking the Governor ESL Narasimhan to recommend for early polls.
While addressing the media, The Chief Minister, popularly known as KCR, said the decision to dissolve assembly for an early election was not a political move.
The caretaker chief minister has already announced the names of 100 candidates. KCR will formally launch the party’s election campaign with a public meeting at Husnabad in Siddipet district on Friday.
Sources in the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Wednesday claimed that the government had more-or-less made up its mind on the dissolution of the assembly, whose term ends next year.
The assembly term is till May 2019 and elections in usual course would have been conducted along with the Lok Sabha polls. Following the dissolution of the assembly today, elections may held in December 2018.