Nitish Kumar Opposes The Idea Of Simultaneous Election by PM
Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar erased the possibility of arranging the state assembly polls along with the Parliamentary polls during the next year. He stated that the simultaneous elections will not be a feasible option, especially for the states like Karnataka or Gujarat. This has put Nitish Kumar on the same side of the opposition. This is the first instance since last year when he broke off the grand agreement with the Congress as well as Lalu Yadav, in order to conjugate with BJP to form a fresh government.
The oppositions of the ruling party have also strongly opposed to the idea of simultaneous election proposed by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
During an internal conference of the party in Patna, Nitish Kumar stated that the assembly polls will be conducted during the time period of October-November in the year 2020. He clearly eradicated the chances of an election in the upcoming year, which was being strongly speculated by a part of the media.
Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted in two cases of fodder scams, simultaneously, which accelerated the speculations regarding an early election. His inactiveness is considered as a positive point for the NDA. Along with it, RCP Singh, the senior leader of Nitish’s party had also hinted about the readiness of the Janata Dal United for the upcoming assembly poll anytime after May this year. This comment also enhanced the speculations regarding the polls.
However, Nitish Kumar has clearly stated that he is not against the idea of simultaneous polls but he believes it as not feasible in the present scenario.
He rather counter questioned when asked about his view. He clearly stated that Karnataka is about to witness an upcoming election in a few months and Gujarat already held one recently. Hence, the concept of another election won’t work.