Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao expresses support for simultaneous polls

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

Published: 08th July 2018 06:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2018 03:11 AM   |  A+A-

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.| PTI File Photo

By PTI

HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed his support for simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha 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 Law Commission has initiated the process long back," TRS MP from Karimnagar B Vinod Kumar told media in New Delhi, after submitting Rao's letter (in support of the proposal)to the Law Commission Chairman today.

"Elected Prime Ministers have been spending their considerable time in campaigning for Assembly elections every year," the TRS MP 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 Lok Sabha and some states in 2014.

"Telangana 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 Chairman (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 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously but in two phases beginning 2019.

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