The decision follows the Election Commission's June proposal in which it had requested the Ministry to enlarge the ambit of use of postal ballot facility to people aged 65 years, reducing it from 80 years, and those under quarantine or home isolation due to Covid-19.
The Congress incumbent, who won the seat in 2009, 2014 and 2018 had moved to contest the Nalgonda Lok Sabha polls earlier this year, with his wife filing nomination for the bypoll in Huzurnagar assembly seat
Simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections can be held in two phases, provided at least two provisions of the Constitution are amended and ratified by a majority of the states, the Law Commission had recommended.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited heads of all parties who have an MP either in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha for a meeting on June 19 to discuss several issues, including the 'one nation, one election' idea.
The opposition leaders who have been invited include Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, JD(S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
There is a view within the BJP that Shah may join the government after playing a crucial role in the party's return to power with an unprecedented majority. Shah has refrained from commenting on the matter.
A photo of former Andhra Pradesh Gorantla Madhav and his ex-boss, CID Deputy Superintendent of Police Mahboob Basha exchanging salutes in the presence of other police officials have been going viral on the internet.
'My journey started with you in 2013 will end in 2020. My best wishes will be with the dedicated revolutionary ground workers of the party, hopefully, you will remain a strong alternative in Delhi', AAP MLA Alka Lamba tweeted.