‘One Nation, One Election’ Committee Seeks Public Opinion, How to Give Your Suggestions?

'One Nation, One Election' committee seeks public opinion, how to give your suggestions?

Regarding ‘One Nation, One Election’ the committee formed under the leadership of former President Ram Nath Kovind has sought opinion from the common people on ‘One Country, One Election’.

This committee has issued a notice and sought suggestions from the common people on the issue of the One Nation One Election till January 15. Issuing the notice, the committee said that suggestions are invited in writing from the general public to make appropriate changes in the existing structure for holding simultaneous elections in the country.

It said that suggestions received from the general public till January 15 will be placed before the committee for consideration. This committee has released the website and email address related to this to give suggestions. The committee has said in its notice that common people can post their opinions on the committee’s website onoe.gov.in.

It has been said that suggestions can also be given by sending an email to sc-hic@gov.in. Or you can also send your suggestions through post.

The One Nation One Election Committee led by former President Ramnath Kovind had earlier sought suggestions from the political parties of the country for holding simultaneous elections in the entire country. The committee had written letters to six national parties, 22 regional parties, and seven registered unrecognized parties seeking their views on the issue of one country, one election.

The committee was formed in September last year and has held two meetings since then. The committee has also heard the views of the Law Commission on holding simultaneous elections. According to the information received, the Law Commission may be called again to discuss this issue.

The aim is to hold all the elections simultaneously

One Nation One Election: The purpose of forming this committee based on one country, one election is to conduct simultaneous Lok Sabha elections and assembly elections of all the states in the country.

The Committee is considering how feasible it is to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha, State Assemblies, Panchayati Raj Institutions, and Municipal Bodies, keeping in mind the existing framework under the Constitution of India and other legal provisions.

For this purpose, it can also recommend special amendments in the Constitution, Representation of the People Act 1950, Representation of the People Act 1951 and other laws.

This committee includes former President of the country Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, former leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, 15th Finance Commission Chairman NK Singh, former Lok Sabha General Secretary Subhash C Kashyap and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari.

In this committee formed on One Nation One Election, Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal is a special invitee member while Law Secretary Nitin Chandra is its Secretary.
By forming One Nation One Election Committee, the Narendra Modi government at the Center has given the message that it wants to conduct all the elections simultaneously as soon as possible.

The government’s argument behind this is that due to different elections being held at different times, common people face problems. Also, due to frequent elections, the country’s resources are harmed.

Regarding this committee, political analysts believe that even if this committee recommends holding simultaneous elections in the entire country and the government implements it, it may still have to wait till 2029.

Political analysts argue that Lok Sabha elections are in 2024 and it is not possible to hold assembly elections simultaneously in all the states of the country next year. Therefore, not only will it take a long time for the committee’s recommendations to come, but it may also take many years to implement those recommendations.