Government forms panel for simultaneous polls


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Batting for simultaneous elections, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that his government will form a committee to discuss it. Headed by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra, the committee will talk to all the political parties, voters and other people on the issue and then submit a comprehensive report to the government. “In our country, elections are always taking place in some or the other part. Because of this, development work gets hampered,” Chouhan told reporters here. “That is why the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and the President (Ram Nath Kovind) have talked about holding all the elections simultaneously. The state government is also in favour of this.”The Chief Minister also expressed happiness on the Bharatiya Janata Party winning elections in the northeast.