Hyderabad: The Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has dissolved the assembly on Thursday. KCR has taken the decision at the cabinet meeting which was lasted for a half an hours at the Pragati Bhavan.
After the meeting, KCR met governor ESL Narasimhan and presented the resolution of ministers recommending the assembly dissolution. Meanwhile, the governor asked KCR to continue as the caretaker chief minister of the state and also the council of ministers in their respective positions.
Speaking to the press after dissolving the assembly, Rao said, “The cycle of development and economic progress should not be stalled. It should go on. I say, we have not dissolved the government for political gains. It is a sacrifice we have made.”
While Rao said the decision to dissolve the assembly was not politically motivated, he said the party was confident that the election notification would be issued in October while the polls will happen in November.
The caretaker CM said these cannot be considered as early polls "as election atmosphere has already gripped the country" because of pending elections in four states - Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram.
“I salute my Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), ministers and Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) for cooperating and coordinating with me,” he said.
Rao said the list of 105 TRS candidates will be declared on September 6 while the remaining 14 candidates will be finalised within a week.
As already said, the chief minister then drives to Gunpark to pay tributes to Telangana martyrs.
In this regard, the legislature secretariat issued a notification dissolving the assembly and also said that the chief minister and council of ministers will continue as caretaker of the government.