The central government has formed a committee to explore the idea of ‘One Nation, One Election,’ with a former president serving as the head of this committee!
On Friday, the Central Government formed a committee to study the Idea of ‘One Nation, One Election’ in India. Ram Nath Kovind, former president of India, will serve as the chairman of the committee. The action was taken the day after the administration announced a secretive special session of Parliament from September 18 to September 22.
Later, a notification regarding the panel’s members will be released.
According to reports, the “One Nation, One Election” measure would likely be introduced by the central government at the special session of Parliament that is set to take place from September 18 to 22.
‘One Nation, One Election’ refers to the concept of holding elections simultaneously across the nation.
This means that voting will occur at roughly the same time for both the Lok Sabha and all state assemblies in India, which will be held simultaneously.
The special session of Parliament would be the first one of its kind in the nine years of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On June 30, 2017, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha held a special joint sitting to commemorate the midnight launch of the GST.
While both Houses will convene separately as they typically do during sessions, this time it will be a full-fledged five-day session. The decision to assign Kovind to look into the possibility of holding the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections simultaneously demonstrates the government’s seriousness as a number of elections approach. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has long advocated for this idea.
Five states will hold assembly elections in November and December, while the Lok Sabha elections will take place in May and June of the following year.
Soon after the announcement, rumours about the five-day session program started to spread. Dissolving the current Parliament and calling for early Lok Sabha elections were among the agenda issues that were speculated about. But since this decision may be made by the government, calling a special session of Parliament was not necessary, even if early Lok Sabha elections were on the agenda.
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