Push for ‘one nation, one election’ commences; heres how
The push for “one nation, one election” appears to have formally commenced.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the Bharatiya Janata Party and its cadre to begin deliberations in a bid to reach consensus on holding simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies.
PM Modi, during a meeting of the Niti Aayog on Wednesday, urged the intelligentsia to put pressure on political parties to support the agenda of simultaneous polls.
He termed it to be biggest political reform of the country undertaken since Independence.
A seminar is also scheduled to be held in this regard where the attendance is expected of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap besides Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda of the BJD, KC Tyagi of the JD (U), Gurudas Kamat of the Congress and others.
The forum will broadly discuss five major issues – hazards of multiplicity of elections, concept and implementation related issues in simultaneous elections, no-confidence and dissolution of house related issues, idea of aligning local body elections with general elections and experiences of simultaneous elections abroad.
It need be mentioned that a parliamentary committee on feasibility of holding simultaneous elections has also concluded that based on the experience of one election in foreign countries, the same could be implemented in India as well. >