"Let the Government of India put forth its proposal, then people will think about it," he said.

Simultaneous polls in Centre and State Telangana CM does not think its possible
news News Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 08:03

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said the Central government's "one nation one election" plan doesn't seem possible because a majority of political parties may not agree.

"It doesn't look possible because so many (parties) may not agree. It's a multipolar country, not a unipolar country," he told reporters when asked about the proposal for simultaneous elections to the Parliament and state assemblies.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President said that the Central government should put forth its proposals first.

"It's not the question of my supporting or not. The question is things are not clear. Let the Government of India put forth its proposal, then people will think (about it)," he added.

On Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's advice to the states to reduce VAT on petroleum products by 5%, KCR said it should be left to the wisdom of respective state governments.

"It's the wisdom of the respective state governments to do so. The Government of India can give some free advice. I have seen Dharmendra Pradhan's statement. His advice is very good. He can advise BJP Chief Ministers first," said Rao.

KCR was addressing media persons after A trade union affiliated to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana swept the polls in state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), defeating the alliance of opposition parties.

Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS) retained its hold in the largest public sector company in the state, winning nine out of 11 divisions in the elections held on Friday.

TBGKS polled 23,800 votes while All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) of Communist Party of India (CPI), which was backed by the Congress party and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), polled 19,300 votes. AITUC won two divisions.

 

IANS inputs

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