Telangana cabinet passes resolution to dissolve assembly; sets pitch for early elections

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Amid anticipations of early polls in Telangana, Governor ESL Narasimhan on Thursday approved the dissolution of state legislative assembly, as recommended by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao following a Cabinet meeting of his Council of Ministers earlier in the day.

In an emergency Cabinet meeting called at around 6:45 am in Hyderabad this morning, CM KCR spoke to all his colleagues and thereafter submitted a one-liner resolution of his cabinet dissolving the assembly to Governor Narasimhan. KCR has also sought fresh elections in Telangana six months ahead of schedule.

"Governor ESL Narasimhan approves assembly dissolution as recommended by CM KC Rao," the news agency ANI reported. However, KCR will now continue to serve as a caretaker Telangana CM until the new government is formed.

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Governor ESL Narasimhan approves assembly dissolution as recommended by CM KC Rao. Governor has asked Rao to continue as caretaker Telangana CM till the new government is formed. pic.twitter.com/dflBjTx1U8

— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2018

Post his meeting with Narasimhan, KCR proceed to the Telangana martyrs memorial opposite the Assembly and paid his respects.

Later in the day, Rao will reach the TRS office in Telangana, where he is scheduled to address a press conference on the same.

Meanwhile, on the reports of the Telangana Assembly being dissolved, the Election Commission said, "We have got no formal notification in this regard. As and when we get an official notification, we will deliberate on it for the future course of action. 

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On Sunday, addressing a huge crowd at Pragathi Nivedana Sabha, the largest ever public meeting in Indian history, in Ranga Reddy district, KCR had stressed on the need for strengthening regional parties.Interacting to the sea of humanity, the chief minister said, "Some media channels are saying KCR will dissolve the government. All TRS members have given me an opportunity to take a decision on the future of Telangana. Ministers told me to take any decision on dissolving the government. I will tell you when I take a decision".

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