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Telangana CM expresses support for simultaneous polls

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed his support for simultaneous polls to the and state Legislature in the country.

"Many are of the belief that simultaneous polls to state Assemblies and Parliament is BJP agenda or (Prime Minister) Modi's agenda.

But, the has initiated the process long back," from told media in New Delhi, after submitting Rao's letter (in support of the proposal)to the today.

"Elected Prime Ministers have been spending their considerable time in campaigning for Assembly elections every year," the said pointing out as is evident from the fact that elections were held in different states in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 after the elections to and some states in 2014.

"Rashtra Samithi party and KCR (as Rao is popularly known as) are of the opinion that polls at once would help development of states and the country.

Our views (have been) told to the (before Law Commission Chairman) clearly today," Vinod said.

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.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 18:25 IST