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Reports of simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha, 11 Assemblies dismissed

Reports of simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha, 11 Assemblies dismissed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Aug 2018 7:07 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 14: The BJP on Tuesday dismissed reports that the government was planning to hold simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and 11 state Assemblies early next year. “The BJP rejects any such misconception,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told a press conference at the party headquarters. He said as far as the idea of “one nation, one election” is concerned, BJP President Amit Shah, in his letter to the Law Commission on Monday, has appealed for a positive discussion on the issue with all stakeholders.

“In Shah’s letter, there is no mention of holding simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha with that of 11 state Assemblies as reported by some media organisations,” he said. He said the BJP supports the idea of ‘one nation, one election’ but no one should spread misconception about it. “In democracy a positive discussion must take place for any kind of reform. He (Amit Shah) has given a call for holding discussions and has said that if there is a consensus over the issue, it will be good for the country,” he said. (IANS)

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