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EC likely to discuss Telangana polls today

Political News, Nation, (New Delhi), September 7:-The Election Commission (EC) is likely to discuss the issue of holding polls in Telangana, where the state cabinet has resolved to dissolve the legislative assembly, on Friday.

A senior EC official said the commission met every Tuesday and Friday to discuss a variety of issues and the matter of holding elections in the southern state may come up for discussion at the next meeting.

“Issues like festivals, examinations and weather conditions will be discussed before arriving at a final conclusion,” the official said.

Governor of Telangana ESL Narasimhan on Thursday dissolved the state assembly following the recommendation from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao-led cabinet.

The decision sets the tone for an early election in the southern state. However, the Governor has asked Rao to continue as caretaker chief minister until the new government is formed.

Earlier on Thursday morning, Rao, who is popularly known as KCR, met the Governor after the cabinet meeting and informed him of his government’s decision.

Immediately after dissolving the state assembly, KCR stepped up his attack on main opposition party Congress in Telangana. The chief minister directly targeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that Rahul is a big ‘bafoon’ in the country asserting that Congress is the number one enemy politically for TRS not the BJP in Telangana. There is a rich speculation that he may side with BJP in 2019 election, but scoffing rumours KCR said that he shares a good relationship with AIMIM chief Asadudding Owaisi and no question of joining hands with BJP in near future. Keeping in mind the large chunk of Muslim voters in Telangana he announces many sops to lure the Muslim voters.

The term of the Telangana assembly was till June, 2019.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

 

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