Hyderabad: A team of Election Commission will be visiting Telangana on September 11 to assess the situation in the state regarding poll preparedness, news agency ANI informed. The team will submit its report to the Commission after completion of the visit, it added further. The development came a day after the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Cabinet recommended dissolution of the state assembly months before the end of its term.
Earlier in the day, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat rejected the claims made by sources that Telangana Assembly Elections may not be held along with four other states and said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) will assess the possibility of holding the polls along with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. (ALSO READ – ‘Your Loss, Not Ours’ Says BJP After KCR Rules Out Pre-poll Alliance)
“We’ll assess if Telangana elections can be held with other 4 states. Any astrological predictions (over dates) made by anyone is notwithstanding,” Rawat said while hitting out at the sources which claimed that Telangana Assembly Elections might not necessarily be held along with other four states.
Adding further, he said, “At first, Election Commission will take stock of preparation from CEO (Telangana Chief Electoral Officer) and after that it will be decided when to hold the elections. Then an official audit will take place. The Commission will visit after that.”
On Thursday, Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan had dissolved the state assembly yesterday following the recommendation from K Chandrashekhar Rao-led cabinet. The Governor, however, asked Rao to continue as caretaker Chief Minister until the new government is formed.