New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday signed the Telangana Bill paving way for the formation of the 29th state of India.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh has been put under President's Rule and the state Assembly has been placed under suspended animation.
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 Andhra Pradesh.
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.