The dissolution of the state assembly by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government headed by K Chandrasekhar Rao forced the opposition parties to wake from their slumber and get into action mode.The opposition parties, however, are still not keen on going to polls so early. Though the Congress party says it is ready to face the assembly elections whenever they are held, it wondered why the TRS is going in for early elections without showing valid reason.
“It is nothing but arrogance of the chief minister. By going in for early polls, he has indirectly admitted that his party would lose the elections, if they are held as per the schedule in April,” AICC general secretary in-charge of Telangana affairs R C Khuntia said.He pointed out that there would be no development if the model code of conduct comes into force for the assembly shortly. Since this is the caretaker government, it cannot take up any new works.
“Within a couple months of the completion of the assembly elections, there will be another model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections. And the people will suffer,” Khuntia said.Telangana PCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said there was no meaning in KCR’s reasoning for going for the polls.
“If his government is really doing so well for the people, why should he blame the opposition criticism for his decision to dissolve the assembly? The fact is that he has not fulfilled many of his major promises made before 2014. He is afraid of people’s backlash. Whatever he is now claiming are blatant lies,” he said.
Telangana BJP leaders, too, are gearing up to face the early elections to the state assembly.“We are ready to face the elections. There is absolutely no worry,” state BJP president Dr K Laxman said.He said KCR could not give proper reasoning for dissolving the assembly for early elections, Laxman sought to know why KCR had gone back from his earlier stand of holding simultaneous elections to the assembly and Parliament.
“Obviously, he is scared of growing anti-incumbency,” he said.