Assam CM Hails PM Modi's 'One Nation One Election' Initiative as Landmark Decision

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Friday, September 01, 2023
Assam CM Hails PM Modi's 'One Nation One Election' Initiative as Landmark Decision
A Gift to the Nation: PM Modi's Vision for 'One Nation One Election'
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal for the 'One Nation One Election' plan, terming it a significant and forward-thinking decision.

Addressing the media on Friday, CM Sarma expressed his appreciation for PM Modi's move to appoint a commission to oversee the 'One Nation One Election' initiative. He particularly praised the involvement of Ram Nath Kovind Nath, the former President of India, in this endeavor.

Sarma stated, "Today, PM Modi has taken a landmark decision by appointing a commission to address the issue of 'One Nation, One Election.' I am very pleased that a person of Ram Nath Kovind Nath's stature has accepted the offer."

He further elaborated on the rationale behind this initiative, emphasizing the financial burden posed by multiple elections and the continuous election cycle in India. Sarma highlighted that PM Modi's vision for 'One Nation One Election' would lead to reduced expenditure and promote consistent development over five years.

"I think this commission is a gift to the nation by PM Modi Ji," Sarma added, acknowledging the potential transformative impact of the proposal.

Himanta Biswa Sarma commended PM Modi's bold step and extended his congratulations to Ram Nath Kovind for accepting the new assignment.

The Central Government has taken a significant step by constituting a committee headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind to explore the feasibility of implementing 'One Nation, One Election' for simultaneous national and state elections across the country. The committee is tasked with considering the necessary legislation for this purpose, according to sources cited by ANI.

Previously, the proposal of 'One Nation, One Election' had been examined by a parliamentary standing committee, the Law Commission, and Niti Ayog, all of which submitted reports on the matter.

It is anticipated that the government will introduce a bill for this proposal during a Special Session of Parliament scheduled from September 18 to September 22, potentially paving the way for this significant electoral reform.