The CPI (M) on Thursday termed the idea of ”one nation, one election” as a threat to “democracy and the federal structure of the country” and said the opposition should unite if the BJP government at the Center takes a decision on the issue in parliament.
The CPI (M) on Thursday termed the “one nation, one election” concept as a threat to “democracy and the federal structure of the country” and said the opposition would unite if the BJP government at the Center took a decision on the issue in parliament. One Nation, One Election: Democracy and the Federal Structure from Threats, in an editorial, complained that the central government and the BJP were “constitutional and parliamentary” in India. There are plans to launch another “serious attack” on the basis of democracy. The party said, “The BJP organized 25 digital conferences in the last week of December 2020, promoting the concept of ‘one nation, one election’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has from time to time spoken of the need for ‘one nation, one election’. These conferences were held against this background. The Prime Minister had recently addressed the Presiding Officers’ Conference on November 2, Constitution Day. The editorial alleges that the idea behind it was that there are not too many elections for democracy, but governance is important. He said, “The message is very clear that the idea of ’one nation, one election’ is just ‘one nation, one leader’. Logical enhancement “.
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