Congress may seek postponement of assembly polls post division

Written by | January 22, 2014 | 0

Hyderabad Jan,22: Waking up to the reality that it has become politically irrelavant in the Seemandhra region following its decision to divide the state, the Congress high command is toying with the idea of seeking postponement of assembly elections in both Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh by six to nine months once the bifurcation process is completed.

Such a move would help in the revival of the Congress in the Seemandhra region, seems to be the thinking of the party. Such a proposal came up when PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana and former minister DL Ravindra Reddy, who camped in Delhi for the past two days, held discussions with AICC leaders Digvijay Singh, Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad. “Once bifurcation takes place, the successor states would need at least six months time to hold elections. All aspects are being studied by the party. Postponing the elections after the division can’t be ruled out. Election commission officials also told me that they need sufficient time to complete the delimitation of SC and ST constituencies in the two states,” Ravindra Reddy told.

Filed in: Hyderabad

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