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BJP's 'one nation one election' proposal unconstitutional: TMC

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The (TMC) today described the concept of "one nation, one election" proposed by Modi as "impractical and unconstitutional".

Holding simultaneous and Assembly polls was against the basic provisions of the Constitution, said Kalyan Banerjee, also a

Earlier in the day in New Delhi, Banerjee represented the TMC at the consultations by the on feasibility of holding and assembly polls together.

"The party strongly opposes the concept floated by the BJP government as it is highly impractical and against the provisions of the Constitution," he said.

The member said those who framed the Constitution, including B R Ambedkar, never spoke or suggested anything about the "one nation, one election".

"They gave us a federal structure. The central government is not superior compared to the states," he said.

Banerjee said it is not obligatory for the states to give in to whatever the demands.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 21:50 IST