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.