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30 Aug 2018 | 03:36 AM UTC

India: Political rally scheduled in Hyderabad September 2

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Telangana Rashta Samithi (TRS) to hold a political rally on September 2 in Kongara Kalan in southeastern Hyderabad

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/2/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Hyderabad, Kongara Kalan

Event

Telangana Rashta Samithi (TRS), the majority party in Telangana state, will host a political rally in Hyderabad on Sunday, September 2. The event will take place in Kongara Kalan, east of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD), with more than 100,000 people are expected to attend. Heavy traffic, road closures, and increased security presence are possible. Roads near the airport, especially the Outer Ring Road, will likely experience heavy traffic related to the event.

Context

TRS party leader and Telangana chief minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao, often referred to as KCR, will announce a "progress report" for the party's past four years in power. The rally comes amid rumors that KCR will dissolve the parliament and hold early elections this coming December. TRS is a regional party and holds 90 of 119 seats in the Telangana state parliament, which was formed in 2014 when Telangana was separated from Andhra Pradesh and obtained statehood.

Advice

Individuals in Telangana, particularly around Hyderabad and HYD airport, should anticipate transportation disruptions, allow for additional time to travel, expect a heightened security presence, and avoid large public gatherings as a precaution.

 

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