One nation, one election has been rejected by Congress, which deemed it to be a “assault on the constitution and attack on federalism.”
P Chidambaram acknowledged at a press convention held in Hyderabad along side a gathering of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that the BJP is trying to create “a false narrative” and divert consideration from the vital issues.
“One nation, one election is an assault on the Constitution. We reject it. It is an attack on federalism. It will require at least five Constitutional amendments. The BJP knows that it does not have the numbers to pass these constitutional amendments. Yet if it (BJP) puts forward this mirage of One Nation, One Election, it is only to divert attention from the pressing issues and to create a false narrative,” Chidambaram mentioned.
The Centre established a Excessive-Degree Committee earlier this month to look into the “one nation, one election” situation and provides options for holding simultaneous polls within the nation.
Former President Ram Nath Kovind serves because the committee’s chairman. Different members embody Senior Advocate Harish Salve, Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari, Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, Former Chief of the Opposition within the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Former Chairman of the Finance Fee NK Singh, Former Secretary Normal of the Lok Sabha Subhash C Kashyap.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the chief of the Adhir Congress and a member of the Excessive-Degree Committee, rejected to affix the group as a result of its “terms of reference have been prepared in a manner to guarantee its conclusions.”
A number of instances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advocated the concept of One Nation, One Election.
The Congress Working Committee is debating a draught decision, in keeping with Chidambaram.
“The deliberations are still underway…We are discussing the situation in the country. Broadly, it can be divided into the political situation, the economic crisis that the country faces and the security threats both internal and external that are a great challenge to the country,” the Congress chief mentioned.
Jairam Ramesh, the occasion’s chief, who additionally spoke on the information convention, mentioned that the CWC will undergo preparations for the Sunday meeting elections in 5 states.
(With company inputs)