One Nation One Poll: Chief Election Commissioner rules out simultaneous polls without a legal framework
Mumbai/New Delhi: Putting all speculations to rest about the possibility of simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat today (23 August 2018) ruled out any such possibility without a “legal framework” to make this possible.
As per reports, answering a pointed query on holding simultaneous polls, Rawat told news persons in Aurangabad that there is no chance at all.
The Chief Election Commissioner’s assertion is significant as it comes at a time when General Elections to a number of State Assemblies are due in the next few month – ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
Speculation ran rife and there has been a raging debate across the country on the feasibility of simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha and State Assemblies after ruling BJP President Amit Shah advocated the idea of One Nation One Poll and wrote to the Law Commission on Monday (13 August 2018) to push the case for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.
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