Pranab pitches for simultaneous polls

New Delhi, Feb 1, 2017, DHNS

President Pranab Mukherjee. PTI File Photo.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday made a strong pitch for holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of states. “My government would welcome any decision taken by the Election Commission in this regard after consultations with political parties,” Mukherjee said in his address to Parliament signalling the start of the Budget Session.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often talked of holding simultaneous elections – first during an all-party meeting in March last year and later at a Diwali Milan function at the BJP headquarters here in November. “Frequent elections put on hold…

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