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BJD indicates support for simultaneous LS, assembly elections

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The BJD today indicated its support for holding simultaneous polls to the and the state assemblies, saying the ruling party in was "always ready" to face the elections if they are advanced.

The elections to the and the assembly are due in May-June 2019.


"BJD is always ready for elections. If there is early elections, as I have said we are always ready for it," Chief Minister and BJD chief told reporters here when his attention was drawn to Commissioner O P Rawat's statement on the possibility of holding the elections simultaneously by the end of next year.

BJD leaders said a general ahead of its schedule has always benefited the regional party.

"If the general is advanced, we will go for simultaneous elections," said a senior BJD leader.

"Simultaneous elections in have always worked for the BJD since 2004. It saves the poll expenditure. Campaigning strategy can effectively be streamlined. We are keeping a close watch on the developments," he added.

The ruling party in has undertaken several programmes at various levels to improve the organisation after the setback in the February panchayat

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 17:28 IST
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