Top officials of the state government went to Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad, where they met the Governor and reportedly discussed the course of action.

Telangana cabinet to dissolve Assembly on Sep 6 Officials meet GovernorGovernor Narsimhan and CM KCR: File Photo
news Politics Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 07:04

The State Cabinet in Telangana is likely to recommend the dissolution of the Assembly on September 6 as a meeting of ministers has been planned. 

While it is yet to be officially confirmed, reports suggest that the meeting will take place at 6:45 am in the morning, following which Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is expected to meet Governor ESL Narasimhan on the issue. 

The speculation was triggered off on Tuesday as Chief Secretary SK Joshi met with State Legislature Secretary V Narasimha and other top officials at the Secretariat. Chief advisor to the government, Rajiv Sharma, who was camping in Delhi and meeting officials of the Election Commission was also present.

This was followed by a meeting between Joshi and the state's Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar.

Following this, the top officials of the state government went to Raj Bhavan  in Hyderabad, where they met the Governor and reportedly discussed the course of action if a cabinet resolution is passed to dissolve the House.   

Meanwhile, in what could be potentially viewed as the first political rally of an election campaign, the TRS is making arrangements for another public meeting in Humnabad in Karimnagar District, on September 7.

Irrigation Minister Harish Rao, who is also KCR's nephew, has been tasked with organising the meet and ensuring that things run smoothly. 

Earlier this week, KCR was widely expected to make the announcement of dissolving the Assembly and wishing to go for early polls, as several lakh TRS workers converged at a rally on the outskirts of Hyderabad, abutting the city’s Outer Ring Road.

The massive mobilisation included over 12,000 tractors, 15,000 buses including those belonging to schools and state roadways, 30,000 cars and jeeps besides other vehicles from all parts of the state decked with party posters and flags. 

Besides being a show of strength for the assembly polls, the rally was seen as an effort by KCR to project his presence on the national political stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Rao is keen to forge a federal front of non-BJP, non-Congress parties and play a pivotal role in government formation after the 2019 elections.

The TRS leadership appears keen that the Assembly polls are held by December along with elections to four other states as it would give it time to strategise for Lok Sabha polls. 

The term of the Assembly ends in June and elections in normal course will be held along with next year's general elections.

Party leaders feel that the opposition Congress is not adequately prepared for an early election and the holding the election in November-December will keep the narrative firmly on the development work done by KCR government. 

If Assembly polls are held with Lok Sabha polls, the narrative may also be impacted with national issues.
 

 

IANS inputs

 

Read: Early Assembly polls has advantages, TRS will play decisive role at Centre: KTR

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