www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Overcast Temp: Max.29C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 74% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:20 Hyderabad: Did the caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao commit impropriety by claiming that the Election Commission has indicated to him that elections to Telangana would be held along with Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram and that the new government can be in office by December? KCR made this statement at a press conference on Thursday soon after dissolution of the state Assembly. S Details: P4 BUSINESS Was it right for KCR to quote EC on early polls? REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H SC EXTENDS VARAVARA RAO’S HOUSE ARREST TILL SEPT 12 RUPEE BREACHES 72 AGAINST $ KCR dissolves Assembly OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In a day of high-voltage political developments, Telangana State’s ﬁrst Legislative Assembly was dissolved on Thursday and the incumbent Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his cabinet was given the responsibility of acting as the caretaker government till the formation of the next government. At the 15-minute cabinet meeting held at Pragati Bhavan on Thursday afternoon, KCR and his cabinet adopted a one-line resolution in favour of the dissolution of the Assembly and handed it over to Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan who gave his assent immediately thereafter. In a quick follow up action, state Chief Secretary SK SC legalises homosexuality GOVERNOR ASKS HIM TO CONTINUE AS CARETAKER Chief Minister KCR with Governor Narasimhan, handing over the resolution passed by the Telangana Cabinet to dissolve the Assembly Keeps his promise to MLAs OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrashekar Rao has kept his promise of giving tickets to all sitting MLAs except for two and deferring a decision in respect of 14 other seats. The two seats for which the candidates were changed were Chennur and Andole. While the sitting MLA of Chennur N Odelu was denied ticket, it was given to Peddapally MP B Suman. Senior leader Babu Mohan was also denied ticket from Andole which went to journalist union leader Chanti Kranti Kiran. KCR did not announce candidates for ﬁve seats held by his party MLAs in dissolved Assembly that included former Minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh Konda Surekha. He said that more deliberations were going on with lo- cal leaders for these ﬁve seats namely Warangal East (represented by Konda Surekha), Choppadandi (Bodige Shobha), Medchal (M Sudhir Reddy) Malkajgiri (Ch Kanaka Reddy) and Vikarabad (B Sanjeeva Rao). Konda Surekha has been facing opposition from the local party leaders. The party leaders from Karimnagar had recommended against giving ticket to Bodige Shobha alleging that her deeds were causing loss to the party. For Medchal constituency, it is said that Congress leader K Laxma Reddy would get this ticket and in Vikarabad the sitting MLA Sanjeeva Rao is said to be not keeping well. KCR has not announced candidates for four of the ﬁve seats presently represented by the BJP. Continued on Page 4 Joshi issued an order in consent with the Governor. “In consequence of the notiﬁcation issued GO No. 46 Legislature Secretariat dated September 6 dissolving the Telangana state Legislative Assembly with immediate effect, the Governor of Telangana hereby authorises the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his colleagues in the Council of Ministers to continue in office as caretaker government of Telangana,” the official said in the order. In a communique issued from Raj Bhavan, Principal Secretary to Governor Harpreet Singh said, “the Chief Minister and along with his colleagues in the Coun- cil of Ministers called on the Governor today (September 6) and presented the resolution of the Council of Ministers recommending the dissolution of the ﬁrst legislative assembly of the Telangana state. The Governor while accepting the recommendation, requested the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers to continue in office as caretaker government and the Chief Minister agreed to this request.” Then the state Assembly Secretary V Narasimha Charyulu issued a gazette notiﬁcation dissolving the Aassembly with immediate effect. Continued on Page 4 THUS SPAKE KCR, by calling Rahul Gandhi biggest buffoon, was belittling the Congress which delivered Telangana and made him the chief minister K Jana Reddy, CLP leader President’s rule should be imposed in TS. KCR should not be allowed to continue as caretaker CM. He proved that he was incapable of governing the state by dissolving the assembly. By doing so, he signed the TRS’ death warrant Prof M Kodandaram, TJS president Dissolution of Assembly is undemocratic. KCR should explain why he was going in for early elections when the people had elected TRS for 5-year term Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP senior leader KCR should strike an open alliance with MIM as he is saying it is his friendly party. KCR had let down Muslims by promising 12 per cent reservations and going back on it G Kishan Reddy, BJP leader In 2019, only with the support of TDP, the Opposition would form the government in the state. The people would end the “gadi rule” of KCR L Ramana, TDP Telangana president GAY ABANDON New Delhi: In a historic verdict that the gay community rejoiced, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults by declaring as "manifestly arbitrary" Section 377 of IPC, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex. In separate but unanimous verdicts, a fivejudge Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice A M Khanwilkar, Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra struck down the British era law insofar as it criminalised consensual sexual acts of adults in private. Chief Justice Misra began reading out the eagerly awaited verdict, quoting German thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who had said: "I am what I am, so take me as I am." Misra said attitudes and mentality have to change to accept others' identity and accept what they are, and not what they should be. "It is the constitutional and not social morality which will prevail. An individual has full liberty over his or her body and his or her sexual orientation is a matter of one's choice. "Time to bid adieu to prejudicial perceptions deeply ingrained in social mindset. Continued on Page 4 Uttam alleges poll-ﬁxing by CEC, TRS New Delhi/Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy has accused of 'match ﬁxing' between caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and the Election Commission for conducting early elections to the Telangana Assembly. CONSTITUENCY IN FOCUS TRS’ Sathish confident of retaining Husnabad ADEPU MAHENDER Husnabad (Siddipet): With the battle lines having been drawn for early Assembly polls, it appears to be a head-to-head confrontation between the TRS and the Congress in Husnabad constituency. This is what the early predictions suggest, irrespective of the fact that whether there would be a poll pact between the Congress, the Telugu Desam and the CPI. With TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao reposing his faith in the sitting MLA Voditala Sathish Kumar, the focus now has invariably shifted on to the Congress to announce its candidate. Aligireddy Praveen Reddy, who won in 2009 elections and lost to the TRS in 2014, and Bomma Sriram, son of former MLA Bomma Venkateshwar, are the top contenders for Husnabad ticket from the Congress. Continued on Page 4 The TPCC president, speaking to the media along with party in-charge Khuntia here on Thursday, wanted to know how KCR could say with conﬁdence that Assembly elections for Telangana would be held along with four other states. He pointed out that KCR, while addressing a press conference after meeting the Governor on Thursday, claimed that he had already spoken to the Chief Election Commissioner regarding early elections. He said when there was suspense among all political parties with regard to the dissolution of Assembly, KCR's claim on his interaction with the EC raises strong suspicion of 'match ﬁxing'.
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