Elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies were mostly held simultaneously from 1951-52 to 1967, after which the cycle got broken. Now elections are held almost every year and within a year too at different times.
Yogi Adityanath said the ‘innovative initiative’ would accelerate development and bring prosperity to every citizen.
Mentioning that many of the change makers honoured today come from ordinary backgrounds, he wanted such extraordinary human resources to be recognised and brought to the centre stage.
The former President Kovind today took to Twitter to thank PM Modi for his kind words. "This letter from Prime Minister @narendramodi has deeply touched me.
President said he believes the chief goal is to help people is to discover the joy of living. For that, first of all, their basic necessities must be taken care of.