New Delhi. The Kovind Committee meeting going on in Jodhpur Hostel in Delhi regarding One Nation One Election in the country has ended. In the meeting, Law Commission Chairman Justice Rituraj Awasthi said – The report on one country one election is not ready yet. Currently work on the report is going on.
He said that we have discussed with the committee members. The obstacles arising in its implementation have been explained. At present no decision has been taken on this. If we are called again, we will go. The meeting was attended by former President Ramnath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) President Ghulam Nabi Azad and other leaders.
Earlier, on September 23, the first meeting of the High Level Committee formed by the Central Government was held at Jodhpur Officers Hostel in Delhi. It was decided that the views of recognized national and regional parties would be taken together on the issue of elections. This committee, formed on September 2 under the chairmanship of the former President, has 8 members including Home Minister Amit Shah and former MP Ghulam Nabi Azad. Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has been made a special member of the committee.
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After independence, Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were held simultaneously in 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1967, but in 1968 and 1969, many Assemblies were dissolved prematurely. After that the Lok Sabha was also dissolved in 1970. Because of this, the tradition of one country, one election was broken.
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