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KCR bats for simultaneous polls

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on July 08, 2018 Published on July 08, 2018

Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao said his party is ‘strongly’ in favour of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.

“The entire State and District level administrative and security machinery is very busy in conduct of elections twice in a period of five years...,” Rao said in a response to to BS Chauhan, former Supreme Court judge and Chairman of the Law Commission, who had sought the CM’s views on the matter.

The imposition of the model code of conduct for such a long period was also hampering development and welfare activities being undertaken by the State government.

Further, huge sums belonging to the public, parties and candidates, was being spent twice in a period of five years, the Telangana Chief Minister added.

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Published on July 08, 2018
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