Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday urged people of the state not to become the “slaves of Delhi parties” and appealed them to give power to the regional parties like Tamil Nadu.
Addressing a massive gathering during the Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s (TRS) ‘Pragathi Nivedana Sabha’, organised by his party,on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Rao said, "Just like in Tamil Nadu, we should also make sure that power is vested in our hands for self-respect rather than Delhi leadership dictating our state... don't become slaves to Delhi parties.”
During the massive rally which was held to commemorate the 4th anniversary of Telangana's formation, KCR hinted at the early Assembly elections in the state but kept the suspense whether it will be before 2019 general elections.
"Ministers and the party leaders have entrusted me with the responsibility of taking a decision on the issue in the larger interest of the state. I will tell you when I take a decision," he said.
Hours before the massive rally, a cabinet meeting headed by CM Rao was held but reports suggested that no decision was made regarding the dissolution of the Telangana assembly.
Here are the highlights of TRS Pragathi Nivedana Sabha:
# Will not surrender to Delhi's leadership: In Tamil Nadu, people rule their own state with their leaders. Similarly, we shall retain power and not surrender to Delhi leadership: Telangana CM KC Rao at TRS rally in Ranga Reddy district
# Promise of drinking water to every household a dare no other CM could take: 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: KCR
# KCR begins his speech: 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: KCR
# Watch LIVE webcast of mega TRS meet below:
# KCR arrives at Venue: CM Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao arrives at Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) rally venue in Ranga Reddy district.
# 'Its going to be the biggest rally of India': The turnout in this rally is going to be something that people will remember for a long time, it is going to be the biggest political rally ever held in India: Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao on TRS's Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha
# KCR depicted as Lord Rama: Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao depicted as Lord Rama in a Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) poster in Ranga Reddy district, ahead of the party's Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha which will be held later today.
Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao depicted as Lord Rama in a Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) poster in Ranga Reddy district, ahead of the party's Pragathi Nivedhana Sabha which will be held later today pic.twitter.com/Py8bd2TOgQ— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2018
# Watch: Dramatic visuals of a head-on collision between a two-wheeler and a mini truck in Ranga Reddy district.
# Ranga Reddy turns pink: People throng to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) rally venue in Ranga Reddy district. The rally will be addressed by CM Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao later today.
People throng to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) rally venue in Ranga Reddy district. The rally will be addressed by CM Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao later today. #Telangana pic.twitter.com/3e27bFVwzb— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2018
# Party supporters start reaching the venue.
# Preparations are going on in full flow.
#Hello and welcome to News Nation live updates: Will Telangana's ruling party TRS chief and CM K Chandrashekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, announce the dissolution of the state's assembly to conduct early elections in the state is the big question everybody wants to know ahead of a mega party rally at Kongara Kalan area near Hyderabad. Ahead of the fourth anniversary of Telangana's formation on September 2, KCR would also use the occasion to present the report card of his government's work.