Published On : Wed, Jun 19th, 2019

PM to set up panel to examine simultaneous polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will set up a committee for giving “time-bound” suggestions on the issue of ‘one nation, one election’, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Addressing mediapersons after the all-party meeting on the issue, Singh said most parties supported the idea of holding simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

He said though parties such as the Communist Party of India and the CPI-M had “difference of opinion” on how the exercise of joint elections will be held, they were “not opposed (to the idea)”.

Asked about the composition of the proposed committee, Singh said the prime minister will take a call.