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 per cent, 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.