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Ashok Chavan predicts simultaneous polls

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Published : Feb 9, 2019, 2:56 am IST
Updated : Feb 9, 2019, 2:56 am IST

The leader also appealed to party workers to immediately start preparing for both elections.

Ashok Chavan
 Ashok Chavan

Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan has said that Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections would be conducted together. The state Assembly session will be dissolved on February 28 and the Assembly will be suspended on the same day, Mr Chavan claimed.

The leader also appealed to party workers to immediately start preparing for both elections.

 

Meanwhile, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has refuted the claims of the Congress state president while addressing an event in Palghar.  Mr Fadnavis further said that Mr Chavan is “jobless” because of
which he is “making speculations”.

Addressing a party workers rally in Aurangabad on Thursday night, the Congress president said that the Maharashtra government is planning to hold simultaneous elections in 2019. The state Assembly will be dissolved immediately after the budget is tabled this month and all Congress activists and workers must remain ready, as the possibility of state polls being held alongside the Lok Sabha election could be a reality, he said.

 

Senior BJP leader and revenue and agriculture minister Chandrakant Patil said that the BJP would complete its full tenure of five years. “Since the BJP has come to power, the Opposition has kept saying that the government would fall but we have run the government for 4.5 years and we will complete our tenure and the election will be conducted in the month of October,” he said.

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