CPI blames Election Commission of speaking BJP's language on simultaneous polls

Updated On : 05 Oct , 2017 , 11:23 PM
CPI blames Election Commission for speaking BJP's language on simultaneous polls (File Photo)
CPI blames Election Commission for speaking BJP's language on simultaneous polls (File Photo)
New Delhi:

The Communist Party of India on Thursday blamed Election Commission of India is following the BJP’s line of conducting simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assemblies polls. The party dubbed it as “impossible”.

Party’s Rajya Sabha member D Raja asserted that the proposal of the union government is “not practical” as it “can’t force all state governments to go for polls during Lok Sabha elections”.

His reaction came after the Election Commissioner O P Rawat said that the EC would be logistically equipped by September 2018 to hold Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously.

“It is the BJP line, the ruling party has always propagated one nation, one culture, one poll theory. And now the Election Commission (EC) is also speaking in the same language. It is toeing the BJP line,” Raja told.

Also Read: EC says it is ready to hold parliamentary, assembly polls together by September 2018

Referring to the diverse political situation in the country, the Left leader said that the Constitution has clearly defined multi-party democracy and simultaneous polls are not feasible as the “central government can’t force all state governments to go for polls during Lok Sabha elections”.

First Published : Thursday, October 05, 2017 10:49 PM

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