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Proposal for simultaneous polls a 'constitutional perversity': Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today rejected the central government's proposal for simultaneous elections to and state Assemblies, saying it was a "constitutional perversity" and "preposterous".

At a press conference at the party headquarters here, said the proposal, if accepted, would hit at the very core of democracy in

The held consultations with on the proposal for simultaneous elections.

Seeking to give shape to the central government's concept of "one nation, one election", the Law Commission's internal working paper has recommended holding the and Assembly polls simultaneously but in two phases beginning 2019.

were divided on the issue.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 17:45 IST