CHANDIGARH, FEB 4
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today made it clear that next elections to the State Assembly would be held on time and not simultaneously with the Lok Sabha Elections.
The Chief Minister, who was replying to questions of media persons in a press conference here today, was asked to comment on the possibility of holding Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously in 2019.
He said that although the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi had proposed ‘one nation-one election’ concept in the all party meeting, which he also supported, yet this concept cannot be implemented unless all political parties reach consensus.
He said that this being a hot topic is discussed by intellectuals, stakeholders and could be implemented near 2024 and not in 2019. Holding elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies simultaneous would require constitutional amendments and changes and this requires time.
Director General of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Mr Sameer Pal Srow and Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr Amit Arya were also present on this occasion.