TRS mega rally LIVE UPDATES: “He will give a fitting reply to all the Opposition parties criticising the government, by putting up all the facts and figures of the government’s good work till now,’’ said his daughter and Nizamabad MP Kavita.
TRS mega rally LIVE UPDATES: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is likely to announce on Sunday whether he would dissolve the assembly and call for early elections. The TRS chief is likely to make the announcement at the Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha, a mega rally organised by the party on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
During the public meeting, the chief minister will read out the progress report of his government, listing the party’s achievements in the newly formed state. The Chief Minister’s daughter and Nizamabad MP, K Kavita, said: “He will give a fitting reply to all the Opposition parties criticising the government, by putting up all the facts and figures of the government’s good work till now.”
About 25 lakh people are expected to take part in the rally, according to party sources. On Friday, State IT and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said that discussions had been held in the party on the advancement of the assembly polls, but no decision has yet been taken.
A slew of transfers of IAS and IPS officers in the past two days has triggered speculation that Rao may be preparing to call for early polls — with the elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Legislative Assembly elections in Telangana are scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls next year.
Sources said that if Rao opts for early polls, he would try to capitalise on the “prevailing goodwill” for the TRS, which may wane as the Congress is stepping up its campaign. Another reason is to avoid any pre-poll alliance request from the BJP, which is likely if Assembly and Lok Sabha polls are held simultaneously, as per the schedule, in April next year.
TRS sources also said KCR will actively pursue the formation of a federal front, without the Congress and BJP, after the September 2 meeting.