May 1, 2017
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Niti Aaayog pitches for 2-phase simultaneous polls from 2024

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Outlining the details, the policy think-tank has said implementing the proposal may necessitate a maximum one-time curtailment or extension of some state assemblies.

It has made the Election Commission the nodal agency to look into the suggestion and recommended setting up of a working group of stakeholders for deciding a road-map for synchronised elections.

A report in this regard needs to be finalised within six months and the final blue-print will be ready by next March, as per draft three-year action agenda for 2017-18 to 2019-20.

The recommendation assumes significance as President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pitched for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls.

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