The Congress has expressed disagreement with the Law Commission against the hypothesis of the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections simultaneously. Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, P Chidambaram, Sibal and Singhvi told the Law Commission that simultaneous elections are against the spirit of Indian Unionism.
The Congress told the Law Commission on Friday that it opposes the idea of getting together Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections together because it is against the infrastructure of Indian Unionism. The Congress delegation met the Chief of the Law Commission on Friday and conveyed them with the party’s stand.
The delegation included Mallikarjun Kharge, P Chidambaram, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Anand Sharma and Jedi Salem. According to sources, the Congress delegation said that the party opposes “strongly” ways of holding elections simultaneously.
Will save financially from elections together: Modi
Unlike Congress, the Prime Minister has been insisting on holding elections for the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly for some time now. PM Modi had said in the fourth meeting of the Policy Commission’s governing council on June 17, “We have called for the deliberations to hold elections for the Lok Sabha and Assembly together, keeping in mind many aspects,Which includes financial savings and better utilization of resources. ‘ According to the Prime Minister, during the general elections of 2009, Rs 1,100 crore was spent, while in 2014 elections, Rs 4,000 crore was spent.