Bhubaneswar: The BJD is always prepared for early polls, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik told reporters here on Friday.
If the pre-term polls will be held, BJD is fully prepared for it, said CM Naveen.
The Election Commission would be ready to hold assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously after September next year, election commissioner OP Rawat said on Wednesday, a move that could cut poll costs by hundreds of crores.
While parliamentary polls are scheduled for 2019, assembly elections will be due in eight states September 2018. Polls in Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan are slated for the end of 2018 and early 2019. Polls for the remaining four states are slated to be held with the general elections.