Simultaneous Elections Not Feasible Yet: EC

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Election Commission sources on Wednesday claimed that the idea of
‘one nation, one election’, or simultaneous elections, is not feasible as of now.

“If the idea was feasible, then the poll panel would have held simultaneous assembly polls this year only along with the Lok Sabha polls,” the source said.

It may be mentioned here that the Election Commission had conducted the general elections in seven phases for the 542 Lok Sabha seats between April 11 to May 19.

Results of the election were declared on May 23.

“Taking case the law and order situation during simultaneous elections can be very challenging as the number of central paramilitary forces is limited,” the source said, adding, “There are over 90 crore voters across the country and to prepare the logistics for simultaneous polls can be very tough, as of now.”

The remarks of the top Election Commission sources comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meeting with the presidents of several political parties during the day in Parliament to discuss the idea of ‘one nation, one election’.

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