AP: Cabinet approves President's Rule

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014 17:07 hrs

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Friday approved President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh.

The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced that Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls will be held with the Lok Sabha elections.

The Lok Sabha elections are likely to take place in April-May.

Earlier on Monday, reports said Andhra Pradesh is likely to be put under President's Rule in absence of a new chief minister.

According to Congress sources, the state was unlikely to get a new chief minister till the Lok Sabha elections are over.

Days after Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as Chief Minister over the Telangana row, reports said that President's Rule might be imposed in AndhraPradesh.

Hours after Reddy on Feb 19 resigned as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, he said the move to bifurcate Andhra to create Telangana statehood will bring problem for the country.

"There will be problem for the country in the future, mark my words," Reddy told NDTV.

"The Congress party has always been saved by Andhra Pradesh. I don't think Telugu people will ever forget this," Reddy warned.

He said his political career in not important than the future of his state

"My political role is not paramount for me. The state's unity and the future of Telugu people is paramount. Linking the state's bifurcation with political gains is wrong," Reddy told the news channel.

A day after the controversial Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, Reddy on Feb 19 resigned from his chair as a mark of protest.

"I'm resigning for failing to fulfill my duties," Reddy said at a press conference here.

Reddy submitted his resignation letter to Governor ESL Narasimhan.

"I am resigning to show protest. I will tell the governor clearly, that they should make alternative arrangements," Reddy said at the conference.

He has also acknowledged the Congress Party for providing him an opportunity to become the Chief Minister.

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