Should the Budget Date be postponed from 31 January to March in order to conduct free and fair election in upcoming polling in 5 states. Also support your choice with answer. [poll]

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asked Jan 5, 2017 in Polls by PRASHANT TYAGI (1,175 points)
YES, because government can use budget as a sops for upcoming state election and voters can be influenced
NO, Budget is a constitutional process and it should not be postponed due to state election

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answered Jan 6, 2017 by Pra Na (1,750 points)
State election will be held every now and then .. it shouldn't hinder parliament process. More over the budget is being proponed for other reasons and the government's stand shoukd be supported.

I think the govt shoukd be responsible enough to makenthe budget election neutral. It should be based on merit and pursue national objectives and not on petty election appeasement
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answered Jan 6, 2017 by ajaxs782 (70 points)
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answered Jan 6, 2017 by PRASHANT TYAGI (1,175 points)

According to me ensuring free and fair election is most important thing. 

And election should not only be free and fair but election should also look as free and fair.

And even this time advancing of budget by 1 months is another bone of contention.

Therefore budget should be postponed. 

commented Jan 7, 2017 by Pra Na (1,750 points)
It is endless .. what if there is a hung assembly and reelection is declared in a couple of months again.
So as per ur view even then the parliament shouldn't place the budget.

So every year an assembly election is held the parliament shouldn't place budget at all as it will interfere in elections?
commented Jan 7, 2017 by PRASHANT TYAGI (1,175 points)
When there is dubiousness around the conduct of election in a free and fair manner any suspicion should be taken care of. And at least follow the traditional dates as of now and think for advancing it by 1 month can be done next year and in a way so that it will not overlap with election in any state. That can be done by proper planning and reconciliation with EC.
commented Jan 7, 2017 by Pra Na (1,750 points)
Budget is presented for the entire financial year ... every year there will be some assembly election in some states.

For example sops introduced in the previous budget 2015-16 in the present poll bound states should also be then considered as affecting fair elections.
commented Jan 7, 2017 by PRASHANT TYAGI (1,175 points)
What is wrong in following the traditionally accepted principles.
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