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BJP considering holding assembly elections along with Lok Sabha polls

According to sources, the party is exploring the possibility of deferring assembly elections of some states and advancing some others to ensure they are held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 14 Aug 2018, 11:18:57
Amit Shah and PM Modi Amit Shah and PM Modi

New Delhi: Following BJP president Amit Shah's letter to Law Commission Chairman B. S. Chauhan batting for One Nation One Election system, now the party is considering holding assembly elections in at least 11 states along with the Lok Sabha polls, which are due in the first half of the next year.

According to sources, the party is exploring the possibility of deferring assembly elections of some states and advancing some others to ensure they are held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

The terms of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh assemblies will expire in January next year and the tenure of the assembly in the Congress-ruled Mizoram is ending in December this year.

BJP sources said other states where assembly polls can be advanced to enable it to be held with the Lok Sabha polls are Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra - all under the BJP's rule.

Assembly elections in these three states are also scheduled next year following the Lok Sabha polls.

Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana are anyway scheduled to be held with the parliamentary polls, he said.
 


First Published: 14 Aug 2018, 11:18:57

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