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Uttar Pradesh gives go-ahead to ‘one nation, one poll’ idea
The next assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh would be held in 2024 while they are due two years earlier if the state’s proposal is accepted.

  Uttar Pradesh has given the go-ahead to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘one nation, one poll’ idea for simultaneous state and national elections and offered suggestions for its implementation. Officials said the state has become the first in the country to back the idea.

Principal secretary (information) Avaneesh Awasthi said a state cabinet minister Sidhartha Nath Singh-led seven-member committee submitted a report on Monday in this regard. He added it was being sent to the Centre.
The report was first submitted to chief minister Yogi Adityanath and has proposed common electoral rolls for local, state and national elections.

The panel suggested the terms of some of the state assemblies be curtailed and others extended. It added the elections to the assemblies, whose terms are ending before December 31, 2021, should be held along with the 2019 national election and those whose elections are due before the Lok Sabha polls.



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