Politics The way forward to conduct simultaneous elections Updated : June 17, 2019 08:44 AM IST The proposal for simultaneous polls cuts at the root of this grand design of the Constitution that served us well so far. The proposal has significant implications for the functioning of federalism in India, and indeed the basic structure of the Constitution. The proposal should be deferred by addressing the concerns of those who advocate it within our Constitutional structure. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.