Hyderabad: Amid strong indications of early elections in Telangana, the state Cabinet is scheduled to meet on at 1 PM on Sunday. If reports are to believed, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao may announce the dissolution of the state assembly (seven months ahead of its term) so that elections can take place early along with polls to four other states – Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh. Also Read - Telangana: 5 of Family Die After Roof Collapses Due to Heavy Rains
A public rally ‘Pragati Nivedana Sabha’ (meeting to report progress) is scheduled to begin an hour after the cabinet meeting in which about 25 lakh people are expected to participate. KCR’s son and cabinet minister KT Rama Rao claims that this will be the biggest political rally in the country. Also Read - Telangana rains: Death toll rises to 70, govt on alert as IMD predicts more heavy rains
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. Also Read - Hyderabad Man Beheads Wife, Places Her Severed Head at Doorstep of Her Alleged Lover
Legislative Assembly elections in Telangana are scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls next year. 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. Rao, who addressed mediapersons more than a fortnight ago, did not give a direct reply on reports of early assembly election, but said the Election Commission has the discretion to conduct it within six months of the original schedule. He also claimed that various surveys by the party indicated that TRS would win about 100 seats (out of 119) in the assembly polls.