Simultaneous polls can be held in two phases: Law panel

NEW DELHI: Seeking to give shape to the Government’s concept of ‘one nation, one election’, a law commission internal working paper has recommended holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls in two phases beginning 2019.

The second phase of simultaneous polls can take place in 2024, the document states.

The document has proposed amending the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act to shorten or extend the terms of State Legislative Assemblies to effect the move.

The amendments are in line with the ones recommended by a parliamentary panel and the Niti Aayog.

The working paper will be discussed by the ‘full commission’ on April 17. “It is a draft document and no final decision has been taken. If members suggest, changes could be made before a final report is submitted to the Law Ministry,” a top law panel functionary said here today. (AGENCIES)


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