BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that BJD is always ready for pre-term polls.
“BJD is fully prepared for pre-term polls. Whatever proposal the Centre will give, we are ready to accept it,” said CM.
The Election Commission would be ready to hold assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously after September next year, election commissioner OP Rawat said on Wednesday, a move that could cut poll costs by hundreds of crores.
The next Assembly elections are scheduled in 2019. The Centre is contemplating to hold early polls along with a few State elections in November-December 2018. States like BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh are going to polls in November-December 2018.
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