In a press briefing following the cabinet meeting, there was no mention of any decisions taken regarding dissolution of the Assembly.

No decision on early elections in Telangana cabinet meetFile photo.
news Politics Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 16:32

The Telangana cabinet in Hyderabad on Sunday amid speculation that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was planning to dissolve the state Assembly and go for early polls, but it ended without any decision on the issue.

After an hour-long meeting at the Pragati Bhavan, the official residence of the Chief Minister, Finance Minister Etela Rajender along with a few other ministers briefed reporters. He announced that the cabinet has taken some decisions on sops for different sections of people. A major decision is the construction of a community building for Backward Classes on 75 acres of land in Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 70 crore.

When asked whether the issue of Assembly dissolution was also discussed, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari said that they briefed the media on the decisions taken as per the agenda of the meeting. "There will be another cabinet meeting soon to take more decisions," he said. The next meeting is likely to take place on September 6, according to sources.

Earlier, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders had said that the cabinet will take some key decisions and the same will be announced by the party chief later in the day at a public meeting titled 'Pragathi Nivedana Sabha', being held on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

KCR has already dropped strong hints that he wants to go for early polls. He is likely to take a decision later this week.

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