PM Narendra Modi has openly discussed on the possibility of having simultaneous polls along with members of other parties, at an all party meeting. With just a day remaining before the winter session of Parliament, PM Modi urged the members to discuss in the House how assembly and parliamentary elections could be held together. According to him, holding the exercise once in five years would boost growth and development in the country.
Opposition members felt that PM Modi was trying to divert the issue of breaching model code of conduct during the polls. Some of the Opposition Members expressed their dissatisfaction that the Election Commission did not haul the PM for his violation” of the model code of conduct. There was also controversy regarding PM Narendra Modi’s comments against ex-PM Manmohan Singh and his allegations regarding Pakistan involvement in the polls over a meeting.
CPI’s D Raja has remarked, “At the opposition meeting, as well as the all-party meeting convened by the government, the PM’s comments on the former PM were discussed and it was unanimously decided that the PM should explain his statement in Parliament.”On the other hand, Anand Sharma’s Congress has also said, “Either the government should prove the claim or the PM apologizes.” Anyhow it remains to be seen whether BJP finds an upper hand in the winter season of Parliament. Certainly, the verdict of Assembly Election results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will definitely have an impact on the proceedings in the Parliament.