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Telangana cabinet decides to dissolve Assembly, official announcement by CM KCR shortly

Telangana assembly polls: There are also reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to sound the poll bugle in the state during a public meeting by its president Amit Shah next week.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 06, 2018 13:51 IST ]
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

The Telangana Assembly is set to be dissolved. Amid indications of early polls in the state, the KC Rao cabinet met on Thursday

afternoon during which it was decided that the state Assembly be dissolved for early elections. 

State assembly elections are originally scheduled to be held along with the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in April-May but Rao is keen on "uncoupling' the two polls, seeing it as an advantage for the ruling (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) TRS.

Meanwhile, there are also reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to sound the poll bugle in the state during a public meeting by its president Amit Shah next week.

On either September 12 or 15, Amit Shah would address a public meeting, the party's state unit president K Laxman said.

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On Wednesday, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) T S Krishnamurthy said that there is a reasonable possibility that the Election Commission (EC) may consider scheduling of Telangana assembly elections along with the four states where polls are due later this year in case the House is dissolved.

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