Hyderabad: In a shocking decision, Telangana is headed for early elections as Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has dissolved the state assembly, nine months before the completion of its term.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has announced a list of 105 candidates for elections after dissolving the state assembly today. Two sitting Telangana MLAs have been denied tickets and current Lok Sabha MP from Peddapalli B Suman will also contest the assembly polls.
The KCR government, today, unanimously decided to dissolve the Telangana Assembly. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting during the day.
K Chandrashekhar Rao then met the Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan and submitted his government's recommendation. The Governor accepted KCR's recommendation and asked him and his cabinet to take charge as the caretaker government.
Addressing the media, KCR said,"We are announcing a list of 105 candidates today. We have done more than Congress. Development should not stop, that is why we have decided to take this decision. We are not here to just do politics and I salute my MLAs and MPs," he said.
Telangana will go to polls earlier than scheduled now. The state was supposed to go to polls at the same time as 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The decision to hold early elections is being taken to ensure that the mood during general elections next year do not overshadow the assembly polls.