Narendra Modi favours wider debate on holding simultaneous polls
Updated : June 18, 2018 08:12 AM IST
"The Prime Minister called for widespread debate and consultations on simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas, keeping in view various aspects such as the resulting financial savings and consequent better utilisation of resources," an official release said.
Niti Aayog had last year suggested synchronised, two-phase Lok Sabha and assembly polls from 2024 so as to ensure minimum 'campaign-mode' disruption to governance.
Speaking on various aspects of the economy, Modi said the world expects India to become a $ 5 trillion economy soon.