A step towards the ‘One Election’
Conducting state assembly and Lok Sabha election at ‘One Time’ will not only relief the public, economy and administrative load on the ‘Election commission’ (EC) of India but the government can also function very smoothly without any kind of hurdles caused by the ‘Model Code Of Conduct’ (MCC). Moreover, the EC always think that One election will give plenty of time for formulating policies and programmes. At the same time the opposition party is not willing on the BJP’s proposal to conduct ‘One Election System’ in India.
Significantly, On 7-8 July, 2018 in the National Capital, The law Commission invited all the 7 National and 59 recognised state parties to have a consensus on the ‘One Election Proposal’ but it has a very low response. The another argument was that the party that the opposition party has said ‘One Election’ could help poorly performing BJP ruling state to hide their policy failures to overcome the election hurdles. While augmenting to the ‘Law Commission’ invite Communist Party of India, General Secretary ‘Sitaram Yechuri’ wrote back saying that the concept is fundamentally Anti-Democratic and hits at the root of ‘Parliamentary Democratic System’ as established by constitution.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) criticized holding one election, saying it would beneficial for National Party and weaken the regional parties from raising local issues. Another argument is of Kalyan Banerjee (MP, Trinamool Congress) is the PM’s Modi’s concept of ‘One Nation, One Election’ is ‘impractical and unconstitutional’. First of all there is no consensus on the ‘One Election’. Secondly, Stakeholders including the government, election commission and political Parties should find some agreeable doctrine for conducting One Election.