Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly election and Lok Sabha poll 2019 most probably will not be held with simultaneously.
As per the source, the election in the state and Lok Sabha election will not be held together. According to source, the information was given to the Maharashtra BJP by the central leadership of the ruling party.
Sarlier Maharashtra BJP had raised concerns over the possibility of the elections being held together. Some lawmakers and party leaders had also held talk with the central BJP leadership in this regard. Members of the Maharashtra unit of the ruling party believed that PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah might be in the favour of Assembly and Lok Sabha elections being held together.
However, The central leadership has clarified that the two elections will be held separately.
Talking about last assembly in Maharashtra were held in 2014 and were held just months after the Lok Sabha election were held, wherein the BJP-led NDA won with a thumping majority. The saffron party had emerged as the single largest party, winning 122 seats, and went on to form the government in the state with the help of the Shiv Sena, which bagged 63 seats in the 288-member Assembly.