Early Lok Sabha polls may be a reality: BJP CMs to push for ‘One Nation, One Election’
The concept of One Nation One Poll may become a reality as all the BJP Chief Ministers are likely to propose the same. The issue would be taken up at a meeting of the BJP on February 28 where the proposal to hold simultaneous polls would be made.
The national general secretary of the BJP has written to all the CMs of the BJP ruled states arrive at a consensus on one nation one election. They have also been told to convince the opposition to come on board.
This development comes in the wake of speculation that the Lok Sabha elections may be advanced. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi too has been pitching for this concept. He said that the development momentum would be lost on account of frequent elections.
There is talk that the government could advance the elections to coincide with the polls being held in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Mizoram. Adding to the speculation of an early poll, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad too told party workers to be ready for the same.
Yadav sent out the communication following a meeting of a panel comprising 10 Rajya Sabha MPs. During the meeting, the views of the PM were taken into account and it was also said that the Election Commission too was in favour of an early election.