BJP pushes for simultaneous polls in 11 states

BJP after officially given its nod for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls, by submitting a letter written by Party Chief Amit Shah to the Law Commission Chairman Justice BS Chauhan, the seems to be making moves to hold elections to atleast 11 assemblies along with Lok Sabha, early next year.

In view of its move for simultaneous polls, the assembly elections scheduled for BJP-ruled Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisghar, scheduled to held by the end of this year, are likely to be postponed for few months. For this, the government may impose Presidential rule for a brief period.

Already, elections to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Oddisha are scheduled to be held along with Lok Sabha polls. Elections to BJP-ruled Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand state asemblies are also scheduled to be held later in 2019. There may not be any problem to advance elections few months in these states.

BJP seems to be planning for advance polls in Bihar also, where elections are scheduled to be held in 2020. Though ruling alliance major partner JDU is opposing simultaneous polls, political observers are of the view adnance polls will be politically beneficial to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The political scenario in Tamil Nadu also seems to be uncertain. Rebel AIADMK leader Dinakaran is waiting for High Court judgement with regard to disqualification of 19 MLAs, before moving a no-confidence motion against the government.  Any such political crisis may facilitate to go for mid-term polls in the state.


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