The Election Commission is likely to hold a crucial meeting today after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced the dissolution of state Assembly. According to initial reports, the Election Commission’s move comes hours after it received a report from Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar. Various media reports say that the Election Commission will consider all legal and logistical aspects in tomorrow’s meeting before taking a final decision on Telangana polls.
Governor ESL Narasimhan has approved assembly dissolution as recommended by Telangana Chief Minister KC Rao. However, the Governor has asked Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar to continue as caretaker Telangana CM till the new government is formed. Earlier in the day, the TRS has announced a list of 105 candidates for upcoming Assembly elections.
If the Election Commission decides to hold early polls this year, it will take place along with four other states – Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh.
On September 2 while addressing a rally in Ranga Reddy district, K Chandrasekhar Rao made it clear that Telangana won’t bow to Delhi parties. According to reports, TRS doesn’t want Assembly elections in Telangana as it feels that separate elections to assembly and Parliament will benefit TRS.