Telangana CM rules out early Assembly polls

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar on Tuesday ruled out early Assembly elections in the state, but asked the party leaders to start preparations for the elections scheduled in the latter part of next year.At a key meeting of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at the party headquarters Telangana Bhavan here, KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, made it clear that elections will be held as scheduled.He, however, said that since there are only about 10 months left for the elections, party leaders and cadres should gear up for the polls from now.KCR also asked the party leaders to take to people a plethora of welfare and development schemes being undertaken by the state government.On TRS’ victory in the recent by-election to the Munugode Assembly seat, the Chief Minister asked the party leaders to continue working with the same spirit.TRS MPs, MLAs, MLCs and party executive members attended the meeting.KCR also made it clear that sitting MLAs will get party tickets again