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  • 7:54 PM IST
    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: In Tamil Nadu, people rule their own state with their leaders. Similarly, we shall retain power and not surrender to Delhi leadership, says KCR.
  • 7:49 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: I promised that if I don’t give drinking water to every household through Mission Bhagiratha before next elections, I won’t contest elections. No other Chief Minister in the country would dare to say something like this, says KCR

  • 7:48 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: Some media channels are saying KCR will dissolve the govt. 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, says KCR.

  • 7:34 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: KCR Asks people to avoid promises made by the Opposition parties. “Telangana should be like Tamil Nadu. We should unite to oppose other Delhi based parties,” News 18 quoted KCR as saying.

  • 7:27 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: People want TRS to retain power in the state in upcoming polls, said KCR.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: In terms of fiscal growth, Telangana tops among other states, KCR claimed adding the state registers 17.17 percent growth.

  • 7:20 PM IST
    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: Addressing the gathering, the Telangana chief minister announced that the government would provide irrigation water to two crore acres of land in the upcoming two years.
  • 7:00 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: KCR begins addressing the gathering at Pragathi Nivedana Sabha. Recollecting his journey in connection with the formation of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti party, he said that he had to visit CPM’s office at least 38 times to convince them.

  • 6:50 PM IST

    TRS Public Meeting Live Updates: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has begun his address. He arrived at the venue a short while back.

  • 6:28 PM IST

TRS Public Meeting Latest News Updates: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday addressed a mega rally at Pragathi Nivedana Sabha — at Ibrahimpatnam on the outskirts of Hyderabad. A sea of TRS supporters are present at the venue waiting for their leader to make major announcements. Also Read - Sapna Choudhary Joins Congress, to Contest Lok Sabha Elections From Mathura Against Hema Malini?

Earlier in the day, the Telangana Cabinet met amid speculations that KCR may pitch for dissolution of Telangana Assembly, seven months ahead of its term, so that the polls may be held in December along with the elections in three other states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. However, no announcement on the same was made during the meeting. Also Read - Priyanka Gandhi's Entry Into Active Politics Renews Congress' Hopes of Revival in Uttar Pradesh; BJP Terms it Dynastic Politics

The party has made all round arrangements for the mega rally. Food and shelter have been provided to those who reached the venue by Saturday night. About 25 lakh people are expected to take part in the meeting, PTI quoted TRS sources as saying. Also Read - Arun Jaitley Calls PM Narendra Modi, Virat Kohli Exceptional Players, Says Its Not Easy to Defeat Them

State IT and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said Friday that discussions had been held in the party on advancement of the assembly polls, but no decision has yet been taken.

The term of TRS government ends in May 2019, and elections in the state are scheduled to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls.

However, it is being speculated that the TRS government may opt for early polls on the presumption that there is a positive mood among people on the government.

The speculation has also gained ground with transfers of officials, including IAS officers, during the last several days.

For the last few weeks, Rao had been dropping hints of assembly elections being advanced. He has already declared that the party will announce the candidates in September.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, is keen to advance the assembly polls to avoid simultaneous elections to the Assembly and the Parliament.

His two meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August further added to the speculation. Over the last few days, he announced sops for various sections of people and also transferred IAS and IPS officers.

On Saturday, the Chief Minister announced 35 per cent pay hike for the employees of electricity department.

KCR’s son and cabinet minister K.T. Rama Rao said the Chief Minister would take a final decision on early polls. Rama Rao, who is number two in the party and the government, is confident of TRS retaining power whenever the elections are held.

According to him, TRS has 47 lakh members and if half of them turn up, the meet would be a huge success. TRS leaders are mobilising people for the meet from across the state.

TRS, which formed the first government in Telangana after the state came into being on June 2, 2014 with the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, will highlight its achievements during the last four years while KCR is expected to sound the poll bugle.

During his one-and-a-half-hour speech at the rally, CM Rao is likely to present his government’s ‘report card’ and take on the Congress. In fact, he will be the only speaker at the nearly three-hour-long meeting.

The massive mobilisation of people is expected to hit the traffic on Outer Ring Road (ORR) as thousands of vehicles will be heading towards the venue from different entry points along ORR. Rama Rao has suggested to people not attending the meeting to stay indoors.