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  1. President Pranab Mukherjee supports ‘One India One election’, says continuous elections hamper governance

President Pranab Mukherjee supports ‘One India One election’, says continuous elections hamper governance

Pranav Mukherjee, the President of India, on Monday, agreed to the idea of 'one India one election', which would relieve the country of being in a continuous state of elections.

By: | Published: September 5, 2016 7:02 PM
one india one election, narendra modi, india elections, pranab mukherjee, lok sabha elections President Pranab Mukherjee was extremely clear in his opinion of conducting the Lok Sabha and the state elections at the same time. (PTI)

Pranav Mukherjee, the President of India, on Monday, agreed to the idea of ‘one India one election’, which would relieve the country of being in a continuous state of elections. The President was extremely clear in his opinion of conducting the Lok Sabha and the state elections at the same time. He said that if the country had to be in a perpetual state of elections, it would be better to have the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections at the same time. He added that the legislation could also see if all other elections could be conducted during the mid-term. Indian President Pranav Mukherjee in an answer to the question raised by a student on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day at the Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in the Presidential Estate, agreed that the continuous elections was a waste of government funds and stalled the implementation of government programmes.

The proposal, if agreed to would cost the taxpayers a lot less. Another reason behind the President’ agreement is that due to the continuous cycles of elections in the country, it becomes incredibly difficult to pass a new legislation or law throughout the country. He stressed that if all political parties came together and agreed on the idea, they would change the electoral process. This is said to make the governance of the country a lot easier. He said that though the proposal remains with the law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, it is highly important for all political parties to have a discussion and arrive at the right conclusion.

This proposal was first raised by the Indian Prime Minister at a show on Times Now, as he talked about the country dealing with a lot of party politics and polarisation of issues to the continuous elections that are being held throughout the country. He had said that the ruling party or the Prime Minister couldn’t help the cause and it had to be taken on by all the affected parties.

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