Hyderabad: The Telangana Assembly has been dissolved, Governor ESL Narasimhan announced on Thursday. The Governor made the announcement after Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao submitted a 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.
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
The Telangana cabinet met on Thursday afternoon and took a decision on recommending dissolution of the Assembly to pave the way for early elections.
After the brief cabinet meeting, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao left for Raj Bhavan to meet Governor ESL Narasimhan to convey the cabinet decision.
The cabinet meet began at 1 pm at Pragati Bhavan, the Chief Minister’s official residence, and concluded in less than 30 minutes.
Immediately after the cabinet meet, KCR, as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief is popularly known, left for Raj Bhavan to hand over the cabinet resolution.
KCR will later reach Telangana Bhavan, the party headquarters, to formally announce the cabinet decision at a news conference.
He is also likely to announce the first list of TRS candidates. The Assembly term is till May 2019 and elections in normal course would be conducted along with the Lok Sabha polls.