KCR dissolves Telangana Assembly for early polls

Updated: Sep 07, 2018, 08:51 IST | Agencies

Governor E S L Narasimhan accepted a resolution of the cabinet recommending dissolution of the Assembly

KCR dissolves Telangana Assembly for early polls
Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao submits to Governor E S L Narsimhan his government’s recommendation for dissolving the Assembly. Pic/PTI

Nearly nine months before its term was to end, the Telangana Assembly was on Thursday dissolved by the Governor on a recommendation by the state cabinet. Governor E S L Narasimhan accepted a resolution of the cabinet recommending dissolution of the Assembly.

He asked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his council of ministers to continue in office as caretaker government. Ending the suspense, the state cabinet passed a resolution for dissolution of the Assembly at the meeting held at Pragati Bhavan. Immediately after the cabinet meet that lasted for less than half-an-hour, KCR, as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief is popularly known, drove to Raj Bhavan to meet the governor.

Minutes later, a statement was issued from Raj Bhavan announcing that the governor had accepted the cabinet recommendation to dissolve the Assembly. The chief minister presented to the governor the resolution recommending the dissolution of the first Legislative Assembly of Telangana state, said the statement.

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