The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting to elect the new CLP leader and the Chief Minister began at a private hotel in Gachibowli here on Monday.

Most of the Congress MLA-elects reached the city last night with the rest too arriving this morning. AICC Telangana in-charge Manickrao Thakare, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shiva Kumar, AICC observers and other senior leaders are participating in the meeting.

During the meeting, all the MLA-elects will share their opinions and select the CLP leader and the Chief Minister. Based on their opinion, a formal report will be submitted to the party high command in New Delhi for final approval, said a senior leader from Telangana Congress.