Maharashtra assembly polls possible in May 19

ST Correspondent
Monday, 13 August 2018

The BJP has been advocating it's 'one nation one election" theory for some months now. Party National President Amit Shah openly supported the idea at public fora recently.

NEW DELHI/PUNE: Highly placed sources within the national leadership of the BJP has suggested that the polls of as many as 11 state assemblies in India including Maharashtra could be held in May 2019 along with Lok Sabha polls cutting short the terms of governments in big states such as Maharashtra.

The BJP has been advocating it's 'one nation one election" theory for some months now. Party National President Amit Shah openly supported the idea at public fora recently.

Insiders in the BJP said on Monday that 11 state elections may be held in May 2019 along with Lok Sabha polls without constitutional changes as some assembly polls could be easily preponed such as in Maharashtra while some state polls such as Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh could be postponed by about six months. No official quote was available on this from the BJP but highly placed sources said the idea was being discussed seriously at the top most level national leadership of the BJP.

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