Pressing ahead with his electoral reforms agenda, PM is expected to take up the issues of changes in poll funding rules and holding of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies at an all-party meeting before the Budget session.
A top BJP leader said Modi, who had broached the issue in such a meeting before the last session as well, wants to build a consensus due to the significance of the exercise. “The PM will call a meeting in this regard. We are in power and still pushing for reforms in poll funding. I do not think any party will be against it,” he told reporters. Modi has been underlining the need for poll reforms time and again but the matter could not make any serious headway as the last session was washed out due to protests over demonetisation.