1. Simultaneous poll to Lok Sabha, assemblies ‘impossible’: Meira Kumar

Simultaneous poll to Lok Sabha, assemblies ‘impossible’: Meira Kumar

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar today said it is "not possible" to hold parliamentary and assembly polls simultaneously as it would require deployment of a large number of security personnel.

By: | Published: May 6, 2017 7:26 PM
Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, parliamentary Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar today said it is “not possible” to hold parliamentary and assembly polls simultaneously as it would require deployment of a large number of security personnel. (Image: The Indian Express)

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar today said it is “not possible” to hold parliamentary and assembly polls simultaneously as it would require deployment of a large number of security personnel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier made a strong pitch for holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and had urged all parties to consider the suggestion rising above political differences. “It is not possible to hold Assembly and the Lok Sabha elections simultaneously as it involves a large number of security personnel to organise it in a free and fair manner,” she told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here. Kumar regretted that “these days voting is taking place based on communal lines and not development”. “Earlier, voting took place on the basis of development. But, I am afraid, now it is being held on caste and communal lines. This is very unfortunate,” she said.

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