One Nation, One Election committee headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind to meet in New Delhi
The first meeting of the ‘One Nation One Election’ Committee will take place in New Delhi on 23rd September 2023. On the 2nd of September, the Government notified the eight-member committee – headed by Former President Ramnath Kovind to examine the issue of simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies. It will make recommendations keeping in view the existing framework under the Constitution of India and other statutory provisions.
It will also examine and recommend whether the amendments to the Constitution would require ratification by the States. The panel will also discuss how to go about holding consultations with stakeholders, research on the subject, and preparation of working papers.
The concept of ‘One Nation, One Election’ in India aims to synchronise elections for Lok Sabha and all State assemblies. The idea is to hold these elections simultaneously, either on a single day or within a specific time frame.