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First assembly of ‘One Nation, One Election’ committee on September 23, confirms ex-President Ram Nath Kovind

Former President of India Ram Nath Kovind: Twitter/@ramnathkovind.

‘One Nation, One Election,’ committee will formally have its first assembly on 23 September, stated former President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar.

The eight-member high-level committee, which might be assembly underneath the chairmanship of Kovind, has been shaped to look at and make suggestions on the earliest on the the difficulty of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha, state assemblies, municipalities and panchayats.

Who’re members of One Nation, One Election committee?

The panel could have Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, Congress chief in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, former chief of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and former Finance Fee chairman NK Singh as members.

Senior advocate Harish Salve, former Lok Sabha Secretary Common Subhash C Kashyap, and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari have been named members of the committee.

MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal might be attending the conferences of the committee as a particular invitee, whereas Authorized Affairs Secretary Niten Chandra might be secretary to the panel.

What is going to One Nation, One Election committee do?

The committee will study and advocate particular amendments to the Structure, the Illustration of the Folks Act and another legal guidelines and guidelines which might require amendments for the aim of holding simultaneous elections.

Aside from this, it should additionally study and advocate, if the amendments to the Structure would require ratification by the States.

It should additionally analyse and advocate attainable options to eventualities reminiscent of hung Home, adoption of no-confidence movement, or defection or any such different occasion in case of simultaneous elections.

The committee will hear and entertain all individuals, representations and communications which in its opinion can facilitate its work and allow it to finalise its suggestions.

The committee has been constituted simply months forward of the meeting elections to 5 states and the Lok Sabha polls subsequent 12 months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pitched the concept of ‘One Nation, One Election’ on a number of events.

Addressing a convention of presiding officers in November 2020, PM Modi had stated: “One Nation, One Election is a necessity for India. There is an election every month in the country, hampering development. Why should so much public money be wasted on holding elections?”

With inputs from companies

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