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Chief election commissioner OP Rawat says Election Commission may club Telangana polls with 4 states

Updated : September 25, 2018 19:01:58 IST

The Election Commission of India on Monday said it's not ruling out the possibility of assembly elections in Telangana, along with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram, where polls are due later this year.

In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Parikshit Luthra, Om Prakash Rawat, chief election commissioner, said, "Our official team had visited Telangana, reviewed the preparedness level and they have to present the report to the commission. As soon as this presentation is made, we will take a view.”

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Rawat said election commission is fully prepared for the upcoming state elections, "Election Commission starts preparing much more in advance. In fact for Lok Sabha, we started our preparations in February 2018 and for state poll, we started in July. Therefore, preparedness level in all the four states is quite satisfactory. Commission itself had gone visited, reviewed with the district magistrates and SPs (Superintendent of Police) and we are happy that preparation is quite satisfactory.”
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