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Ministry of Law & Justice
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RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1553

TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.05.2016
Simultaneous elections at Centre and State level

1553. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of LAW & JUSTICE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Government is planning to undertake a feasibility study on holding simultaneous elections at the Centre and State level; and

(b) if so, the details thereof and the time line by which such a study is proposed to be conducted?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(SHRI D.V. SADANANDA GOWDA)

(a) and (b):-The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice in its 79th Report has given certain recommendations for holding of simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies. The issue involved requires wide consultation with various stake holders and hence, no specific time frame can be indicated.