Amit Shah bats for simultaneous polls; writes to law panel

New Delhi, August 13, News24 bureau: BJP president Amit Shah has written to Law commission and advocated One Nation One Poll theory which will save time, money and resources. The BJP's 'Chanakya' as he is called, today batted for holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls together, saying it would check expenditure ensuring the nation is not in "election mode" throughout the year. In an intimation to the Law Commission, he said holding simultaneous polls is a principle which can be implemented and a wise concept too.He called holding two sets of polls was against the federal structure of the country a "baseless" argument.On the contrary, he said, it would strengthen the federal structure of the country. In his eight-page letter, the Bharatiya Janata Party chief said the opposition to simultaneous polls seems to be politically motivated. The law panel, which is examining the feasibility of holding simultaneous polls, had sought the views of the political parties before finalising its report. Both the BJP and Congress had stayed away from consultation organised by the commission in this regard last month.

The Congress had met the Law Commission officials recently and expressed its reservation regarding the concept of simultaneous polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders have all along supported the concept of simultaneous polls. 

With Agencies