Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that consensus was required for holding holding simultaneous elections from Parliament to Panchayats in the country.
Speaking at 'India Ideas Conclave 2017', organised by India Foundation here, he said,''And I also feel there is every need for election together, not because of this government or that government, because it has become a regular activity. Political parties (have) three-point programmes. Election, selection, collection. Now one round of election is over, there will be another round of election now, in another state. Then after it, another state. So where is the state of mind for the politician to apply for growth, about development."
''There has to be simultaneous elections at all levels - from Parliament to Panchayat. You finish it in one month. But for that you need political consensus,'' he said.