Added on : 2018-02-09 18:16:53
With the Modi government stressing the need for simultaneous assembly and parliamentary elections, the Congress party is quietly gearing up state units in poll-bound states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for an advancement of the election schedule. Congress has set in motion an internal exercise of Lok Sabha constituency-wise demographical analysis, electoral history and classification of segments based on winnability. The three BJP-ruled states would go to assembly polls in November. With the buzz in political circles of a possibility of advancement of parliamentary elections, Congress fears that the three assembly elections could become a direct fight between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, which would mean losing the electoral edge that Congress could have in BJP-ruled states of Chhattisgarh and MP, which have seen multiple-term chief ministers.