The Chief Election Commissioner of India, O P Rawat has responded on the early polls of Telangana. From possibilities to the approximate time of elections, this IAS spoke about many things regarding Telangana snap polls to the Press.
It is a known thing that the Telangana Chief Minister KCR has dissolved the T-Assembly and ended his term hoping for the early polls. His idea is to have snap polls along with the four North Indian states which are going to face elections in the month of November. The Chief of EC today declared that it would take January or February for Telangana to have polls. He cited that any can have elections if it satisfies the minimum needs of Election Commission. For now, Rawat wiped off the possibility of Telangana to have elections along with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Odisha.
Rawat has sent a team to the Telangana in order to have a complete report regarding its present status. Even though the Election Commissioner of Telangana gave the report in favour to the snap polls, Chief would only go further depending on the report of the team he has sent. On the same note, he declared that if Telangana is ready, then it can have elections in this year. According to Rawat, the Supreme Court’s order of having elections within six months of dissolution is not mandatory.