The Telangana cabinet meet in Hyderabad ended on Sunday without taking a decision on Assembly dissolution. Speaking on the issue, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said they briefed the media on the decisions taken as per the agenda of the meeting and there will be another cabinet meeting soon to take more decisions.
The venue has already been decided for what Telangana’s ruling party Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) calls its one-of-its-kind “mother of all meetings.” Several leaders from TRS are about to join the venue, which is around 25 km away from the capital city of Hyderabad in Ranga Reddy district. The day also marks the fourth-anniversary of Telangana’s formation and it could an ideal platform for the Telangana CM to highlight the achievements of his government in the last four years.
Notably, the elections in the state are scheduled to take place in 2019 along with the Lok Sabha elections. However, if the chief minister announces the dissolution of state assembly today, then the elections will be held in the state in December 2018 along with other states including Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh. Dubbed as Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha, the cabinet meeting will start at 1 pm today.
Here are the LIVE updates of TRS’ meeting:
Attacking Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Telangana Chief Minister said we shall retain power and not surrender to Delhi leadership, just like Tamil Nadu where people rule their own state with their leaders.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that he will not contest elections if he doesn't fulfil the promise of giving drinking water to every household through Mission Bhagiratha before next elections.
Some media channels are saying KCR will dissolve the govt and all TRS members have given me an opportunity to take a decision on the future of Telangana, I will tell you when I take a decision, said Telangana CM KC Rao at TRS rally in Ranga Reddy district.
Addressing a huge gathering at Ranga Reddy, Rao said that before coming elections, if he doesn't give water through Mission Bagiratha, he'll not ask for votes and will not enter elections. He announced that more welfare measures will be taken up for weavers and toddy tappers who were put to trouble in the undivided state.
All promises in the election manifesto have been implemented by the TRS government while 76 schemes, which were not listed in the manifesto, also implemented. Various irrigation schemes have been taken up by the govt and I will ensure that 1 crore acres of land will be filled with water, said K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Telangana cabinet took some decisions on sops for different sections of people. The cabinet took a decision to construct a community building for the Backward Classes on 75 acres of land in Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 70 crore.
Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said they briefed the media on the decisions taken as per the agenda of the meeting and there will be another cabinet meeting soon to take more decisions.
The Telangana cabinet met in Hyderabad today amid speculation that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was planning to dissolve the state Assembly and go for early polls but it ended without taking a decision on the issue.
According to transport officials, 7,200 out of 10,600 buses of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have been deployed to ferry people for the meeting. This is in addition to hundreds of private vehicles. A thick security blanket has thrown around the 2,000-acre venue with the deployment of 20,000 police personnel.
The TRS claims that at least 25 lakh people will turn up for the meeting, which, they say, will be the biggest mobilisation of people by any political party in the country. Hundreds of buses, vans, tractor trolleys and cars carrying men and women from all 31 districts are heading to the sprawling venue in Ranga Reddy district. A lot of workers from Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and surrounding districts are seen reaching the venue in motorbike rallies.
Thousands of TRS workers from across Telangana are congregating at Kongara Kalan near Hyderabad for Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha (a public meeting) being organised by the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) amid talks of early Assembly polls. Carrying pink flags and wearing pink scarves, the party workers are reaching the venue in a show of strength.
Rao has already dropped strong hints that he wants to go for early polls. However, it is not clear if the decision will be taken on Sunday or later this week. TRS sources have hinted that the cabinet may decide major sops for various sections of people and Rao may announce the same at the rally, being billed as the "mother of all rallies".
A crucial meeting of the Telangana cabinet is underway amid talks that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to dissolve the state Assembly to go for early polls. The meeting began at 1 pm at the Pragati Bhavan, official residence of the chief minister.
A Facebook post by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha.
September 2 is the fourth-anniversary of Telangana's formation. Reports say that K Chandrasekhar Rao wants to utilise this occasion to showcase TRS government's achievements in the last 4 years.
Meanwhile, various media reports have claimed that BJP president Amit Shah has conveyed to the state leaders to be prepared for early polls in Telangana. September 2 is the fourth-anniversary of Telangana’s formation. Reports say that TRS wants to utilise this occasion to showcase its government’s achievements in the last 4 years.
Thousands of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) supporters are expected to arrive at Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha in Ranga Reddy district (90 km from Hyderabad) today.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is likely to take some "key decisions" at the cabinet meeting and announce them at the public meeting. The meeting (Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha) will be preceded by a meeting of the Telangana cabinet. The cabinet will meet at 1:00 pm today.