Elections being held at various levels and at different times affect administration and good governance: Delegation from Bharatiya Janata Party hands over memorandum to HLC on One Nation One Election

BY | Wednesday, 21 February, 2024

Ram Nath Kovind, Chairman of the High Level Committee (HLC) on One Nation One Election, and its members namely N. K. Singh and Sanjay Kothari on February 20 continued their interactions with political parties to examine the issue relating to holding of simultaneous elections in the country and make recommendations thereon.

As part of this deliberation, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) reported, a delegation from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by J.P. Nadda, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha & President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bhupender Yadav, Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment, Forest and Climate Change and National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Om Pathak, National Executive, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met the HLC and handed over a written memorandum.

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The members of the party also had a detailed interaction with the HLC in which the party pledged its support to the concept of One Nation, One Election.

Posting on social media platform X, JP Nadda stated that the delegation highlighted that the elections being held at various levels and at different times affect administration and good governance, put a financial burden on the government and the parties, and also involve large-scale deployments of security forces and administrative personnel, hampering their regular functioning.

“We have recommended that changes be made to the Representation of the People Act through consensus, and there should be one photo ID card and one voters’ list, valid for elections at all levels,” tweeted Nadda.

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