Narendra Modi to set up committee to give suggestions on 'one nation, one election', says Rajnath Singh

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.

Press Trust of India June 19, 2019 20:42:30 IST
Narendra Modi to set up committee to give suggestions on 'one nation, one election', says Rajnath Singh
  • Narendra Modi will set up a committee for giving 'time-bound' suggestions on the issue of 'one nation, one election',

  • Rajnath Singh made the announcement after the prime minister chaired an all-party meet in Parliament to discuss the issue

  • Addressing mediapersons, Singh said most parties supported the idea of holding simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies

New Delhi: 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 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 CPI and the CPM 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.

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