One Nation, One Election: Know All About the Proposed Simultaneous Elections



subscribe to our Channel press the bell icon and never miss an update from latest ly in one of the first oil party meets held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking charge for his second term the agenda was one nation one election out of the 40 political parties that were invited 21 parties showed up the NCP v GD y SAR congress and NDA supported the proposal for simultaneous conduct of elections but there were quite a few notable absent ears Congress president Rahul Gandhi West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee BSP supremo my avati sb president Akhilesh Yadav Shiv Sena chief Oh dr. crane and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave the meeting a Miss the proposal mooted by the Prime Minister aims to change the election cycle in the country currently elections in India for the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha are held separately the Election Commission scheduled state assembly elections for up to five states each year this year India saw the general elections held and elections to five states will be held later this year situations like these mean that politicians and political parties in one part of India or the other are in constant election mode with this in mind Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proposed the one nation one election format this would mean that voters across India will cast their wood for electing members to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies at the same time but simultaneous elections are not new to India they were the norm until the year 1967 but the cycles change after some legislative assemblies were dissolved earlier and re-elections were held the recent push to bring back simultaneous elections came ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in the BJP manifesto Prime Minister Narendra Modi's floated the idea once again during his first term in January 2017 however there are many against this idea those opposing the one nation won elections say holding elections once and five years reduces the central government's accountability to the Boop repeated elections keep legislators on their toes and increases accountability political activists yogi Narada has written that this proposal is aimed at curbing the spirit of federalism in India he writes that it is undeniable that simultaneous polls would reduce the regional flavor of the elections by a few degrees and swing some waters towards a nationally dominant party like the BJP however according to the low Commission this kind of pool will boost the water turnout while reducing the enormous costs associated with holding elections in a desperate manner Prime Minister Modi has after the all-party meeting formed a special committee to look into the proposal and submit its findings in a time bound manner

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