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February 17, 2017

Praveen Chakravarty Weighs in on Simultaneous Elections

Praveen Chakravarty, Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, cautions against the growing calls for simultaneous Centre and State elections in India. He says:

 

"The idea of simultaneous elections for India is based on false premises, [...] Is ₹8,000 crore every five years or ₹1,500 crore every year really that huge a cost for the world’s largest democracy which has a GDP of $1.5 trillion?"

 

Read the full article here.

 

Previous research by IDFC Institute had shown that 77% of the voters tend to choose the same party when elections to the state and Centre are held simultaneously. You can read about that study here

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