Prime Minister makes a strong case for simultaneous elections in Parliament speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been strongly pushing for the idea of holding simultaneous elections in the state and Centre in the country.
He gave voice to that suggestion in Parliament as well on the grounds that holding them at the same time would save a lot of expense.
Modi has recommended that all political parties should consider this as a reasonable option and not worry about politics.
He said that simultaneously held elections would mean less expenditure and also involve lesser amount of time and manpower.
His idea was met with widespread opposition from the other parties. PM Modi said that Rs 4,000 crores were spent on the last general elections in 2014.
So far a consensus has not been reached and the idea remains unexplored.