AP may not get a new CM, likely to come under president's rule

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AP may not get a new CM, likely to come under president's rule
New Delhi, Feb 24: Andhra Pradesh is unlikely to get a new chief minister as Lok Sabha elections are nearing, said Congress sources on Monday. The state is likely to be under the President's Rule.

Kiran Kumar Reddy had resigned as chief minister last week following the approval of the Telangana Bill in Parliament. Reddy had voiced against the bifurcation of the state. He had earlier held protest for a united Andhra in Delhi.

If the Centre bifurcates the state within a month's time, elections for the Andhra and Telangana Assemblies would take place simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, informed the Election Commission.

If the Centre delays the division, elections will be delayed.

The Centre has not yet fixed a date for the state's division. Once the date is finalised, the Ministry of Home Affairs will communicate the same to EC and seek elections in both the state.

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