The Election Commission on Friday announced it would send a team to Hyderabad next week to assess poll preparedness in Telangana.

Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha will head the team, which will “assess the situation in the state regarding poll preparedness”, the poll panel said in a statement in Delhi.

The state assembly was dissolved on Thursday as per the recommendation of the state cabinet.

The elections in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls next year.

Telangana caretaker Chief Minister and TRS chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday launched his party’s election campaign, seeking fresh mandate and targeting Congress party.

Addressing a public meeting in Husnabad constituency in his home district Siddipet, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) sounded the poll bugle and sought people’s blessings for another term to make “golden Telangana’ a reality.

Listing out the major welfare schemes and development works undertaken by his government during the last four years, Rao assured people that any additional wealth generated by the state will be spent on their welfare.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, considers Husnabad a lucky place. It was from here that he had launched 2014 poll campaign. Husnabad is among 105 constituencies for which KCR announced the candidates on Thursday.

Titled “Praja Ashirwada Sabha”, this was the first of 100 meetings to be addressed by KCR covering 100 constituencies over the next 50 days.

The TRS chief expects Assembly polls in November.

(With agency inputs)