Hyderabad: Ending speculations, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao ruled out the snap poll in the state.
Addressing the joint meeting of the TRS Parliamentary Party and the Legislative Party at Telangana Bhavan, KCR made it clear that the assembly election would be held as scheduled in December 2023. He said the TRS government is left with nearly two-and-half years of the term and there was a lot of work to be completed before seeking votes from the people.
He wanted the party cadre especially the elected representatives to work with vigor and win more assembly and parliamentary seats in the next elections. He said they have already lost two years due to successive elections and the Covid pandemic.
Pertinently, KCR had dissolved the assembly in September 2018, nine months before the tenure. Later, the election was held in December 2018 and TRS stormed to power again.
Meanwhile, KCR is likely to address a public meeting in the Huzurabad Assembly constituency as part of the by-poll campaign, after the party plenary scheduled to be held on October 25.
TRS working president and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao will be the in-charge of the meeting. It was also decided that preparatory meetings should be conducted in all the Assembly constituencies and also at the Telangana Bhavan with representatives of all the constituencies.
It has been decided to reduce the number of the audience attending the TRS plenary from 14,000 to 6,000 considering the Covid-19 guidelines.
Chief Minister is learnt to have assured the MPs, MLCs, and MLAs that TRS was winning the Huzurabad by-election with a huge majority. TRS is leading in the pre-poll surveys with a 13 percent edge. KCR is likely to address an election rally at Huzurabad on October 27.