The Telangana Assembly has been dissolved, Governor ESL Narasimhan announced on Thursday after CM K Chandrashekhar Rao met him and submitted cabinet resolution recommending the dissolution of the House.
The Governor said he had accepted Rao's resignation and told him to continue as the caretaker Chief Minister.
Soon after handing over his resignation to the governor, KCR held a press conference during which he announced that his party is ready with list of 105 candidates for Assembly elections.
Reacting over KCR's decision to dissolve Telangana Assembly for early polls, the state Congress unit said that people of the state have have got rid of an 'autocratic rule'.
"Telangana people are happy that they have got rid of a despotic and autocratic rule. Congress party will sweep the polls," Uttam Kumar Reddy, Congress Telangana chief said.
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
State assembly elections were originally scheduled to be held along with the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in April-May. However, Rao is keen on "uncoupling' the two polls, seeing it as an advantage for the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
The party captured power in the state in the maiden assembly elections held in May 2014, winning 63 of the 119 seats.
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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.
On Wednesday, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) T S Krishnamurthy had 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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