Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Modi Govt May Bring ‘One Nation, One Poll’ Bill

In a big leap towards simultaneous election, ‘One Nation, One Poll Bill’ is likely to be introduced in the special Parliament session in September.

With input from Republic TV

The much-awaited election reform was on the cards as BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had pitched for it. PM Modi had stated that elections taking place every few months hinder development. He talked of simultaneous elections at every level- Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabhas or local panchayat level.

“Elections are held at different places every few months and hampers the developmental work and all of you know it. Therefore, it is must to have deep study and deliberation on ‘One Nation, One Election’,” he said addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference in 2020.

PM Modi also said that having a single voters’ list was desirable. “Only one voters’ list should be used for Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and other elections. Why are we wasting time and money on these lists?”

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