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OP Rawat assumed charge as new Chief Election Commissioner

The newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner, Om Prakash Rawat took charged from outgoing CEC AK Jyoti on Tuesday. Following which he spelt out about his priorities for conducting free and fair elections.

Talking to the media, he said a committee will be formed for electoral bonds which will review the report. Then only something could be said about it.

Recently, while giving an interview on a news channel Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested for simultaneous polls. Replying a question on the same issue, he said it is the government which needs to make amendments to it. As of now, i cannot say about simultaneous polls taking place in 2019 or not.