Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding an all-party meet on Wednesday with the key opposition parties of the country to discuss the idea of holding simultaneous elections.
The ‘One Nation, One Poll’ which was part of BJP’s 2019 manifesto has made the opposition weary about the prospects.
According to a report, sources said that the opposition is skeptical about the idea and are looking the all-party meet as a ‘trap’ set by the BJP. The band of opposition parties will be meeting on Wednesday morning to hold discussions before going for the Modi meet.
However, DMK President MK Stalin, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu will not attend the all party meet of political leaders convened by Modi.
PM Modi has invited the heads of all the political parties that have at least one member either in the Lok Sabha or in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue.
While most opposition parties are undecided on what stand to take on simultaneous elections, Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Centre and advised that a white paper be prepared on it instead of making a hurried decision.