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Benefits Of ‘One Nation, One Election’ To Country Depends On Govt’s Intention: Prashant Kishor

New Delhi: Indian political strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday said that if ‘One Nation, One Election’ rule is imposed with right intentions then it will greatly benefit the people of the country. #WATCH | On 'One Nation, One Election', Prashant Kishor says, "If this is done with the correct intentions and there be a transition […]

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Sep 4, 2023 17:03 IST
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New Delhi: Indian political strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday said that if ‘One Nation, One Election’ rule is imposed with right intentions then it will greatly benefit the people of the country.

Addressing the media, Kishor said, “The country will be in the transition phase for the next four to five years, if one nation, one election is implemented. But this move will only benefit the country if the intentions behind implementing it is good.”

Kishor stated that this rule stayed in effect in India once for 17-18 years.

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Informing about the benefits of the rule, Kishor informed that in the country as large as India, nearly 25 percent of the people votes every year resulting in the people running the government being busy in the election circle.

“However, if this process is being limited to only one to two times, then it will save the time of the government and the people will be able to focus on the development work,” political strategist said.

“The government wants to make things simpler and cheaper. They might bring a new law to do this. If they want to help the country, it’s a good idea. But it depends on why they’re doing it,” Kishor added.

About ‘One Nation, One Election’: 

“One Nation, One Election” is a concept in India where elections for the national parliament (Lok Sabha) and state legislatures would be held at the same time. This means that citizens would vote for both national and state representatives in a single election, either on the same day or within a specific time frame. The goal is to streamline and synchronize the electoral process. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been advocating for this idea, and Former President Ram Nath Kovind has been tasked with exploring its feasibility. Currently, there are upcoming state assembly elections followed by the Lok Sabha elections, but recent government actions have raised the possibility of aligning these elections or even holding them earlier.

First published on: Sep 04, 2023 04:32 PM IST

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