High Level Committee on ‘One Nation One Election’ conducts third meeting

New Delhi: 81 per cent responses from public affirm idea of simultaneous election

BY | Monday, 22 January, 2024

The High-Level Committee constituted to examine feasibility of holding simultaneous elections in India met for the third time on 21st January 2024. The committee headed by former president Ram Nath Kovind has been tasked to make recommendations relating to introduce simultaneous elections in the country.

During the meeting, Secretary of the Committee Dr Niten Chandra apprised the Committee members about the various follow up actions taken on decisions taken in the second meeting and during the intervening period, the Ministry of Law and Justice said.

The Ministry also informed that since the issuance of a public notice on 5th January 2024 inviting suggestions from citizens in this regard, 20,972 responses were received out of which 81 per cent affirmed the idea of One Nation One Election.

Suggestions were also invited from 46 political parties of which, till date, suggestions have been received from 17 political parties.  Suggestions by the Election Commission of India were also noted by the Committee, the Ministry added.

Additionally, the Chairman of the HLC on One Nation One Election, Ram Nath Kovind has initiated consultations with eminent jurists, former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and High Courts, former Chief Election Commissioners of India, heads of Bar Council of India, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and CII.

The next meeting of the High Level Committee is scheduled for 27th of January 2024.

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