Telangana State Cabinet Dissolves Assembly, Calls for early Polls


Anything that happens in Telangana State reverberates across India because it is the twelfth largest state in the country. It also has the eighth-largest economy in India. Currently, it draws much of its wealth from three robust sectors namely Information Technology, manufacturing, and the services industry. There is a large aerospace military facility in this state as well.

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Telangana is also one of the newest states in India. The resolution for its formation happened on July 30, 2013, and it became a reality on June 2, 2014. Telangana has a governor who acts as the nominal head of state. However, executive power rests with the Chief Minister (CM). His name is Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao usually abbreviated as KCR.

KCR became Chief Minister of Telangana in 2014. He is the first CM in this state. KCR developed Telangana in many ways. For example, he launched Kaleshwaram, which is an ambitious irrigation project, in June 2018. It will be complete by the first half of2019, and it will help feed millions of people.

KCR successfully campaigned for the upgrading of the state’s go-downs from a capacity of four metric tons to 22 metric tons. His government incorporated 44 agricultural markets in Telangana into India’s electronic market platform known as e-NAM. Telangana had ten districts when it initially formed in 2014. Today, it has 31 as promised by KCR.

The government of Telangana recommended the dissolution of its legislative assembly to the state’s governor, Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan. The recommendation resulted from a cabinet meeting chaired by the Telangana Chief Minister, KCR. The governor accepted this recommendation setting the stage for Telangana Assembly Elections.

The governor will communicate the state’s decision to the Election Commission. Therefore, the Commission has to hold an election within six months. That means Telangana Assembly Elections will happen before the first quarter of 2019 ends. It is worth noting that the commission can hold these elections at any time within this period.