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Charting India’s Electoral Future; Ex-President Ram Nath Kovind to Lead Panel on ‘One Nation, One Election’ Committee

The Central government has established a committee led by former President Ram Nath Kovind to examine the feasibility of 'One Nation One Election'. This decision comes after the announcement of a special Parliament session, raising speculation about a related bill.

One Nation One Election

One Nation One Election: The Central government formed a committee on Friday, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, to look into the idea of ‘One Nation One Election.’ The development comes a day after the government called a special session of Parliament between September 18 and 22, the agenda for which is under wraps.

Since the unexpected announcement, there has been speculation that a bill regarding ‘one nation, one election’ might be presented during the session. However, no official confirmation has been provided by the government as of now.

What is ‘One Nation One Election’?

‘One nation, one election’ means conducting the Lok Sabha (national) and state assembly elections at the same time throughout the country. Both the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have addressed this topic on multiple occasions. It was also included in the party’s agenda for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Assembly elections are scheduled for five states in November-December, and they will be followed by the Lok Sabha elections in May-June of the next year. Following the announcement, various speculations arose about the topics to be discussed during the five-day session. One of the speculated agenda items was the dissolution of the current Parliament and the announcement of early Lok Sabha elections. However, it’s important to note that this decision can be made by the cabinet, and calling a special session of Parliament is not necessary for announcing early Lok Sabha elections if that were the case.

First four elections were conducted in same manner

India used to follow the practice of holding elections concurrently until 1967, and this approach was used for four elections. However, this practice was discontinued after certain state assemblies were dissolved earlier than expected in 1968-69. Notably, the Lok Sabha was also dissolved for the first time a year ahead of schedule in 1970, leading to mid-term elections being conducted in 1971. The BJP, in its 2014 Lok Sabha Election Manifesto, had committed to developing a method for conducting both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously.

Assembly elections are scheduled in five states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram – in November-December, while the Lok Sabha elections are anticipated to occur around May next year.

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