-Assembly elections of five states including MP, Chhattisgarh can also be extended further.
New Delhi. The Central Government has called a special session of Parliament. This session will run from 18 to 22 September. It is being told that there will be five meetings in this session. According to sources, in this special session of Parliament, the Modi government may bring a bill on one country, one election. In view of this possibility, the market of discussions has become hot. Political experts say that by bringing one country-one election bill in the special session of Parliament, the government can either extend the term of the Lok Sabha for one more year or can also hold the Lok Sabha elections along with the assembly elections of five states. This possibility has created a stir in the opposition. This news has come at a time when the meeting of the opposition coalition India is being held in Mumbai.
The debate regarding One Nation-One Election has been going on in the country for a long time. In January this year, the Law Commission had sought answers to six questions from political parties regarding this. While the government wants to implement it, many political parties are against it. In such a situation, now that the government has called a special session of Parliament, the possibility has increased that the One Nation-One Election Bill may be introduced in this session. If the government wants to conduct one country one election, then assembly elections of five states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh can also be carried forward this year.
Preparation for Lok Sabha elections soon
Union Parliamentary Minister Prahlad Joshi gave this information in a post on Twitter on Thursday that a special session of Parliament is being called. He said that the special session of Parliament (13th session of 17th Lok Sabha and 261st session of Rajya Sabha) will have five sittings. Nothing has been said officially about the agenda of this special session of Parliament. However, this session is going to be held on September 9 and 10, a few days after the G20 summit in the national capital. Joshi said that there will be five meetings in this special session of Parliament. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that he is hopeful of a meaningful discussion in the Parliament during this special session to be held during Amrit Kaal.
Opposition’s claim will be approved
It is worth noting that just a few days ago, such claims were made by the opposition that this time the Modi government can hold the general elections before time. There is intense discussion in the political circles of Delhi that the Modi government at the Center can hold Lok Sabha elections in January-February. At the same time, after West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, the recent statement of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is giving strength to these discussions. Mamta Banerjee and Nitish Kumar have said that these people can get the Lok Sabha elections done even before time.
BJP’s preparations in full swing
BJP’s preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections are also in full swing. The saffron party is trying its best to hold the Lok Sabha elections on time or before that. In political circles, the emphasis on promoting the achievements of the nine years of the Modi government is being seen as a sign of this. As of now, these things have not become common in the corridors of power and politics, but some special people at the higher level of power have started giving such indications that not only is churning going on at the topmost level of the government and the BJP, Rather, it is also being assessed that there is political gain or loss in holding the Lok Sabha and four state assembly elections together.
Modi government will take a big step!
It is expected that the government will take some major step in this session. This step could be a one country-one election bill. Prime Minister Modi had said during the discussion in the Rajya Sabha, to say straight that we are not in favor of it. You discuss it brother, you will have your views. Why do we postpone things? I agree that all the big leaders have said that man should be free from this disease. Elections should be held once in five years, the festival of elections should go on for a month or two. After that get back to work. Everyone has told this. There must be difficulty in taking a stand in public. He said that is not the need of the hour that there should be at least one voter list in our country. Today, it is the misfortune of the country that as many times as polling takes place, so many voter lists come. At the same time, the 22nd Law Commission had issued a public notice seeking opinion from political parties, the Election Commission and all the organizations involved in the election process. The Law Commission had asked whether holding simultaneous elections in any way tampers with democracy, the basic structure of the Constitution or the federal structure of the country? The Commission had also asked that in the event of a hung assembly or a hung mandate in a general election when no political party has the majority to form the government, the Prime Minister or Chief Minister can be appointed by the Speaker of the elected Parliament or Assembly. Is?
Right to call government session
Actually, there is a provision in Article 85 of the Constitution to convene the session of Parliament. Under this, the government has the right to call a session of Parliament. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs takes decisions which are formalized by the President, whereby MPs are called into a session.
Why the need for these amendments?
After independence, in 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1967, Lok Sabha and Vidhansabha elections were held simultaneously. After this, in 1968 and 1969 many assemblies were dissolved prematurely. After that the Lok Sabha was also dissolved in 1970. This broke the tradition of simultaneous elections. In August 2018, the Law Commission’s report on one nation-one election came. It was suggested in this report that elections can be held in two phases in the country. In the first phase, along with the Lok Sabha, assembly elections of some states. And in the second phase the assembly elections of the rest of the states. But for this the tenure of some assemblies will have to be extended and some will have to be dissolved ahead of time. And all this is not possible without constitutional amendment.
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