Opposition parties critical of ‘One Nation, One Election’

The proposed ‘One Nation, One Election’ system being proposed by the ruling BJP is viewed as a conspiracy by the opposition parties in the country. The Union Minister Anurag Thakur came out stating that they have no intention to go for an early elections. The elections would be held at their usual schedule. He said the NDA government constituted a committee to study the plan for the ‘One Nation, One Election’ He failed to spell out the agenda of the special Parliamentary session being called on September 18.

Meanwhile, DMK leader and Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin termed the decision as a big conspiracy against the country. The argument that the simultaneous elections would reduce the election expenditure is a farce. It would only prove a threat to the democracy and federal spirit of the constitution. It should be opposed tooth and nail by everyone in the country, he said.

The CPI national secretary K Narayana said they have decided to boycott the Ram Nath Kovind committee meetings. The idea is not feasible in the country and it would only threaten the democratic and federal spirit of the constitution. AAP leader and New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sought to know what the NDA government aims from its new mantra One Nation, One Election. How does it do any good to the common man of the country? he asked.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao