Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao calls for early Assembly elections. Telangana Rashtra Samithi Party Cabinet passed a resolution to dissolve the house. Chief Minister Rao himself recommended the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly. He had convened a meeting of his Council of Ministers on Thursday and had sought a fresh election as early as six months from the scheduled date.
Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao tweeted
First innings in Govt done with ?
With the blessings of people of Telangana, look forward to a fruitful second innings. We seek your support & love ?
— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 6, 2018
I sacrificed power for a few months and am going for elections even though I am enjoying full majority currently. We will win more than 100 seats. Our first election meet will be held at Husnabad,” said CM Rao.
Chandrasekhar Rao is quite confident about getting more than 50 per cent support from public in 100 assembly seats. He has also ruled out the reports of contesting with BJP’s alliance. KCR declared that TRS is a secular party and the questioning of joining hands with BJP will never arise.
Rao also appealed to the people of Telangana not to become slaves of Delhi parties and urged them to emulate Tamil Nadu for their self-respect. He said the ministers and the party leaders have authorised him to take a decision which is in the best interest of Telangana.
However, the opposition party believes that Rao is trying to play a very safe game. They see Rao’s early elections move as a succession plan and said, “He wants to win back the state and hand it over to his son KT Rama Rao.