Citing further reasons as to why Telangana will not witness early election, Rao said, "Our agenda for simultaneous election is still on, so why would we give assent to Telangana government to go for early polls. It defeats our purpose for simultaneous elections across India for national interest," he added.
When asked how the party would react if Telangana assembly was dissolved, Rao replied, "See if he (KCR) dissolves assembly we will demand Presidentâ€™s rule in Telangana. His plot is to continue as caretaker Chief Minister but we will request for President rule. A caretaker CM cannot run the State for 8 months. We also think he is scared of the election outcome."
However, TPCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy said his party is ready to face polls whenever the KCR government is ready to go for polls, be if immediately or as per EC schedule.
"The Congress is ready for election whether they want to hold it, now or as per schedule. KCR is sure to bite the dust, the people are fed up with him. The people of Telangana are not willing to be fooled by KCR again. What he promised in 2014 has not been delivered so far. KCR thinks if he makes some promises now and if call early elections he can fool the people of Telangana (sic)," said Reddy.
In the event that Telangana State Assembly is dissolved in the next 24 hours, Uttam Kumar says the Congress would go by the ECâ€™s decision on the matter.
"We will go by what decision EC takes. We only request the EC to revise the voter list before the polls. As such, the voter list revision is due from September 1. We are saying EC could hasten the process if they can," he added.