Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that Lok Sabha elections and by-polls at different times hamper development due to model code of conduct and deployment of election staff and security personnel.
“PM started a campaign for all elections to be held at same time so that we don't spend 5 years only on elections. Polls of state govt, Lok Sabha & by-polls at different times hamper development due to model code of conduct & deployment of election staff & security personnel,” news agency ANI quoted CM Adityanath, as saying.
“Only one voters' list should be there. We constituted a team in UP under Health Min in this regard & asked them to see if it's possible to hold only 1 election & link voters' list to Aadhar card, so that new voters are automatically added to voters' list after they turn 18,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been trying to build consensus over the idea of holding simultaneous polls. The idea was first floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.