Naidu’s U-turn On Simultaneous Elections
Amaravati: Has Chandrababu Naidu changed his mind on simultaneous elections which he welcomed during his recent Delhi visit? It appears so. He made his son Lokesh speak against the proposal.
Nara Lokesh, AP Minister for IT, has said here on Wednesday that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is against simultaneous elections for Parliament and Assemblies. He referred to the talk that the elections are likely to be advanced to 2018 and said that there is no State which is prepared to for early election. As far as the TDP is concerned, it is against cutting short the tenure of the present Assembly, he averred. It is obvious that AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has second thoughts on this proposal and made his son oppose it.
In fact, Eenadu, Sakshi and Andhra Jyothy had prominently published in Monday issued stories with Delhi dateline saying that Naidu has supported the idea of simultaneous elections. The reports said Naidu while speaking at the meeting of the Niti Ayog Governing Council at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday declared his agreement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on simultaneous elections.