‘One Nation, One Election’, Centre Forms 8 Member Panel Including Ram Nath Kovind & Amit Shah
2 September, 2023 | Pooja
The committee has been set up months before assembly polls in five states and ahead of Lok Sabha polls next year.
On Saturday, the Government of India took a significant step by establishing an 8-member committee tasked with examining the concept of ‘One nation, One election.’
The committee’s distinguished Chairman is former President Ram Nath Kovind, and it includes notable members such as Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and former Rajya Sabha Leader of the Opposition, Ghulam Nabi Azad. Other significant members include former Finance Commission Chairman NK Singh, former Lok Sabha Secretary General Subhash C Kashyap, Senior Advocate Harish Salve and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari.
Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal to attend the meetings of the panel as a special invitee, an official statement released by the GoI read.
This marks the fourth committee to delve into the feasibility of conducting simultaneous elections in India, a topic of considerable national interest. Previously, this prospect was deliberated upon by the Law Commission, NITI Aayog, and a Parliamentary Standing Committee.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had informed about the constitution of the panel on Friday.
“Right now, a committee has been constituted. A report from the committee will come out which will be discussed. The Parliament is mature, and discussions will take place, there is no need to get nervous. India is called the mother of democracy, there is always an evolution. I will discuss the agenda of the Special session of Parliament,” he said.
The committee has been set up months before assembly polls in five states and ahead of Lok Sabha polls next year..