An Election Commission team would visit Telangana on October 22 for the first time after the election schedule for the state was announced, to review the poll preparedness of the state. They would meet various political parties, besides senior officials of the state government and the police department, an official release said.
The team would meet the Director General of the Income Tax Department and other senior officials before leaving for the national capital on October 24, it added. This is the first visit of the EC after the election schedule for Telangana was announced.
The Election Commission (EC) had on October 6 announced the election schedule for five states, including Telangana, which will go to the polls on December 7.
The assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the Assembly was dissolved on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet.