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‘One nation, one election’ not feasible yet: EC official

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New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting of various political parties to discuss ‘one nation, one election’, or simultaneous parliamentary and assembly polls, Election Commission sources claimed that the idea is not feasible as of now.

A top Election Commission source said that if the idea was feasible, then the poll panel would have held simultaneous assembly polls this year only along with the Lok Sabha polls.

The Election Commission had conducted the general elections in seven phases for the 542 Lok Sabha seats between April 11 to May 19. Results of the election were declared on May 23.

The source also contended that taking case the law and order situation during simultaneous polls can be very challenging as the number of central paramilitary forces is limited.

He also said that there are over 90 crore voters across the country and to prepare the logistics for simultaneous polls can be very tough, as of now.

The remarks of the top Election Commission sources comes after Modi held meeting with the Presidents of several political parties during the day in Parliament to discuss the idea of ‘one nation, one election’.

–IANS

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