Elections 2019: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis dismisses speculations of premature elections in Maharashtra

With EC ready to announce the model code of conduct for the upcoming elections, CM Fadnavis passed 22 schemes during a cabinet meeting earlier


Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday dismissed the speculations regarding state elections being preponed. In the political circle, there were strong rumours that the state government might announce to contest the elections prematurely. 

Since Thursday morning, the rumours were that it has been decided to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra and Haryana. However, CM Fadnavis cleared the air and said that the elections will be held at their scheduled time. 

CM Fadnavis has also decided to chair a cabinet meeting on Friday. With the Election Commission of India (ECI) ready to announce the Model Code of Conduct for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Chief Minister has participated in various inaugural programmes while conducting cabinet meetings. 

Last week, CM Fadnavis cleared 22 schemes in the cabinet meeting. The speculations regarding holding early elections in Haryana and Maharashtra was dismissed by the him while talking to the reporters. 

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Earlier, during the interim budget session, Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan had claimed that the Vidhan Sabha will be dissolved after the state assembly session and the LS polls will be conducted along with the state elections.