Just two hours before his rally in Hyderabad, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has called a meeting of his cabinet on Sunday. As per sources, he could announce the dissolution of the state assembly. The meeting comes amid speculations that the Chief Minister may press for early elections in the state as he is keen on advancing the assembly elections to November or December to tie in with the polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.
The 'Pragati Nivedana Sabha' (meeting) will begin around 1 pm on September 2 and is expected to be attended by as many as 25 lakh people, who will be addressed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
In the run-up to the meeting following preprations have been made:
The meeting has received flak from the opposition parties, who have accused the TRS of wasting a huge amount of money for the meeting.
Meanwhile, the party said that the discussion was held on the advancement of polls, but no decision had been taken yet.
“Discussions are happening on many issues. There was also discussion on early elections. But ultimately as I said no decision has been taken on that. We will let you know when we take the decision," Telangana minister for IT and industries KT Rama Rao said.
When his attention was drawn to remarks by Congress leaders on early polls, he said the TRS is always prepared to face elections and seek the people's mandate.
“Typically the party in power will not lose or give away the time they can govern. Nobody wants to relinquish. Vice versa, the opposition will be desperate and want to unseat the incumbent government as soon as possible.
“But in Telangana it seems to be the complete opposite. Here TRS says we are ready for an election. Opposition seems to be asking questions like why do you want to go for elections so quickly, why not in April? It’s funny in a way,” he said.
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