PM Modi once again advocates ‘One Nation, One Election’ and Single voter’s list

Story Highlights
  • Narendra Modi pitched strongly for one nation, one election in a video conference
  • No separate voter lists should be executed for the election of Lok Sabha, panchayat polls, and assembly : PM Modi
  • Elections taking place every few months hinders development, says PM Modi

New Delhi: PM Modi once again pitched the idea of ‘One Nation, One Election’ stating it to the need of India under current scenario. “It is not just a matter of debate, this is the need of India’’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference via video call.

During the conference, Modi also paid homage to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack and asserted that India is fighting terrorism with new policies and processes.

In his pitch, He points out that elections taking place every few months hinders development.

“Elections are held at different places every few months and it hampers the developmental work and all of you know it. Therefore, it is must to have deep study and deliberation on `One Nation, One Election’,” he said.

There should be a single voter list for Lok Sabha, assembly, and panchayat polls, as separate lists are a waste of resources. Coordination and national interest should be the prime motive behind the work done by the legislature, executive, and judiciary.

Indicating on the delay in the completion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam due to the negligence on the project. “We must remember that when politics take over people and nation-first policies, the nation has to pay adversely in such situations,” Modi said. 

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