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Tag: Simultaneous Polls

BJD met ECI to submit info on case against Naveen: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took a jibe at BJD’s Puri MP Pinaki Misra over his statement that he met the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seek simultaneous polls in the State. Pradhan claimed that Misra met the ECI to provide information on the poll expenditure case pending against BJD president and Chief Minister […]

Early elections: After Telangana, all eyes on Odisha's next move

Bhubaneswar: After Telangana, speculations are now rife over dissolution of Odisha Assembly which could pave way for early elections. The statements of ruling-BJD spokesperson Arun Sahoo today added fuel to such speculations in the State. “From the ongoing buzz in media to discussions everywhere and preparations by the Election Commission of India, the BJD is […]

BJD urges ECI to hold simultaneous polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations over early Lok Sabha elections, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha today urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to make adequate preparations to hold elections to Odisha Assembly simultaneously. BJD’s Puri MP, PinakiMisratoday met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and apprised him about the State’s stand in case the […]

Debate on simultaneous polls a healthy sign of democracy; tribute to Vajpayee: PM

New Delhi: Describing the debate on holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls together a healthy sign for democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was an appropriate tribute to former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee who changed the country’s political culture. He said efforts were afoot and discussions being held about simultaneously holding Lok Sabha […]

No chance at all, says CEC on simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

Aurangabad: Putting to rest all speculation, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat today emphatically ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon. Rawat also said a legal framework is needed to be in place for holding simultaneous polls. There has been some speculation […]

BJD in favour of simultaneous elections in country

Bhubaneswar: With all eyes on 2019 elections, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today came out in favour of BJP’s push for “One Nation, One Poll” or simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the country. Odisha MSME Minister and senior BJD leader Prafulla Samal stated, “There is a need to conduct simultaneous polls as […]

'Simultaneous polls' CM Naveen's brainchild, claims BJD

Bhubaneswar: Claiming simultaneous polls as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s brainchild, ruling-BJD MP Pinaki Mishra today said he would present the party’s view point on the matter before the Law Commission on July 10. The party president and Chief Minister first presented the idea in 2004 and implemented the same. The party fully supports simultaneous elections, […]

Law Commission to discuss simultaneous polls with parties

New Delhi: The Law Commission has invited all the national and recognised state political parties to hold consultations on July 7-8 on the practicality of conducting simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state legislatures. The Commission has prepared a draft paper on “Simultaneous Elections – Constitutional and Legal Perspectives” and has sought opinions of “all […]