Amit Shah arrives at Jodhpur hostel to attend meeting for ‘One Nation One Election’

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NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Jodhpur hostel in the national capital to attend the meeting of the committee formed for ‘One Nation, One Election’.

Meanwhile, Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman, Ghulam Nabi Azad also arrived at Jodhpur hostel to attend the meeting.

The Centre earlier in September constituted a high-level Committee to examine the issue of ‘One Nation, One Election’ and make recommendations for holding simultaneous elections in the country.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of State (Independent Charge) from the Ministry of Law and Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal, former Rajya Sabha leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission NK Singh, former Lok Sabha Secretary General Subhash Kashyap, former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari attended the meeting.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was also named a member of the high-level Committee, declined to serve on the panel, saying its “terms of reference have been prepared in a manner to guarantee its conclusions”.

The central idea behind One Nation, One Election is to synchronize the timing of Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections across all States to reduce the frequency of polls throughout the country.

This concept was the practice till 1967, but it was disrupted due to various reasons such as defections, dismissals, and dissolutions of government. (ANI)

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