Discussion on simultaneous polls gaining momentum; a healthy sign for democracy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 47th edition of “Mann Ki Baat” programme on Sunday said that the discussion on simultaneous polls in the nation is gaining momentum as people are sharing their views on it.

In the radio programme, PM said, “A discussion in the country is gaining momentum for having simultaneous polls in states and Centre. People are sharing their views for and against. It is a good sign for healthy democracy.”

He also spoke on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision on the electoral process, he said, “It will be a fitting tribute to Atal ji to develop best practices, sustained effort to strengthen democracy and promote discussions with an open mind.”

Election commission of India had already ruled out the possibility of holding Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously.