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Lok Sabha, assembly polls must be held together: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies must be held together as holding them separately hurts economic development. “Elections to the state assemblies and
IANS April 24, 2016 17:00 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies must be held together as holding them separately hurts economic development.

“Elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha can be held together so that there may not be any hindrance to the economic development and decision making,” Modi said at a conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts.

Modi said that the imposition of model code of conduct after elections are announced hampered decision making.

He said the government was weighing the option of holding elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies simultaneously but any movement in this direction depended on the response of different stakeholders and political parties.

Meanwhile, in his 19h edition of monthly Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, he said though government is doing its best to save water, but people have a greater role to play. He said all efforts should be made to save a drop of water.