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Viewpoint: Are Simultaneous Polls Anti-Democracy?

Jun 20, 2019 12:08 AM IST India India
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​​Modi Sarkar remains firm on 'One Nation, One Poll'. In a crucial all-party meeting to discuss the proposal, several party chiefs didn't attend the meet. The Congress, TMC, Aam Aadmi Party, DMK, BSP and Left opposed the idea saying it will diminish the role of regional political forces and thus disturb federal balance. An undeterred PM announced that a committee will be formed to go examine the issue of 'One Country, One Election' threadbare, and come up with suggestions in a time-bound manner. On the Viewpoint tonight, Marya Shakil asks, is it an idea whose time has come?