First Meeting of ‘One Nation One Election’ Committee at Ex-President Ram Nath Kovind Residence

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The inaugural meeting of the ‘One Nation One Election’ committee is expected to take place today, with former President Ram Nath Kovind chairing the session at his residence in Delhi, according to sources.

The establishment of this high-level committee, headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind, comes shortly after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced a special five-day parliamentary session. This move has led to speculations that the government is considering a proposal to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

The primary objective of the committee is to evaluate the feasibility of conducting simultaneous elections for both the Lok Sabha and state assemblies. The committee will assess and recommend specific changes to the Constitution, the Representation of the People Act, and other relevant laws to facilitate such elections. Additionally, it will examine whether these constitutional amendments would require ratification by the states.

Furthermore, the committee will analyze and propose solutions for various scenarios, such as a hung House, the adoption of a no-confidence motion, defections, or other events that may arise during simultaneous elections.

The upcoming five-day special parliamentary session, scheduled from September 18 to September 22, has been designed to prioritize essential legislative matters, and as a result, it will omit Question Hour, Zero Hour, and private members’ business.

This move has sparked reactions from the opposition, with some interpreting it as a sign of nervousness within the central government ahead of five-state Assembly elections later this year.

The ‘One Nation One Election’ proposal aims to streamline the electoral process in India by synchronizing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, potentially reducing the frequency of elections and the associated logistical and financial burdens.

As the committee convenes, it will likely embark on a thorough evaluation of the proposal and its implications for India’s electoral landscape.

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