How simultaneous polls could bolster single party1 min read 23 Jul 2020, 09:57 AM IST
Simultaneous national and state elections significantly increase the likelihood of the same political party winning constituencies in both tiers, shows new study
Conducting parliamentary and state elections simultaneously is one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ideas that have invited massive public debate. Such “simultaneous elections", held once every five years, would certainly bring administrative ease. But a new study shows it could also have significant implications for electoral outcomes in India.