One Nation, One Election: An Interesting Concept For Our Country
By Team Legistify / 2017-01-28
Frequent elections, according to experts, hamper long-term policymaking because every decision is seen as bait for votes. Hence, to end this vicious cycle of elections, PM Modi had recommended holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections all over the country.

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“The Ballot is stronger than the Bullet”

This sentence shows the strength of election. In reality, the election is the way to make changes in any country because the elected people through elections are expected to make policies, laws for the development of the country. In India, there is the concept of frequent election which should be changed now. Frequent election means the elections of assemblies and Lok Sabha are conducted separately. It is having pros and cons of it.

The Concept of Simultaneous Election

This concept or idea is not new in India. After the independence and enforcement of constitution, the first election which was conducted in the year of 1952 was conducted simultaneously. It was in practical from 1952 to 1970 i.e. 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1967. This concept was ended when fourth Lok Sabha was dissolved early. This recommendation is again raised by our Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and the idea is also supported by the President Mr Pranab Mukherjee.

Problems associated with Simultaneous Election

Frequent elections, according to experts, hamper long-term policymaking because every decision is seen as bait for votes. Hence, to end this vicious cycle of elections, PM Modi had recommended holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections all over the country.

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