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Why Oppn is suspicious of PM's intent in pushing for simultaneous polls

Not just the Opposition but several other constitutional experts, have pointed out practical problems in implementing 'one nation one poll'


Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Archis Mohan New Delhi
On the face of it, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and state assembly polls has much merit.

As the PM has said in several of his recent speeches and interviews, simultaneous polls will save time and effort of bureaucrats, government officials and security personnel, and also the enormous expenditure incurred by the exchequer. Simultaneous polls will also ensure that development work is not stopped every few months because of the imposition of the model code of conduct.

Why then is the Opposition opposed to the move?

For starters, not just

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 2:47 PM IST

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