'One Nation One Election, mother of all reforms', says MP
Simultaneous elections or One Nation One Election has been doing the rounds for a while now and has the support of none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On January 17, Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, a Member of Parliament, claimed that it "is a major democratic reform that the nation is waiting for decades and hence a nationwide discourse about the same for consensus building is the need of the hour".
While briefing the media about the first Nation Seminar to be held on the issue in January in Mumbai, he said, "Exploring the possibility of conducting simultaneous elections remains a difficult yet probable solution to all the problematic issues which are a direct outcome of the multiplicity of elections."
He said that after the Prime Minister extended his support to holding simultaneous elections, political scientists, researchers have begun to discuss the practicality of the reform and its implementation.
Dr Vinay also said that his seminar on the issue will see the likes of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Dr Rajiv Kumar - Vice Chairperson of Niti Ayog, MP, Lok Sabha KC Tyagi and others.
However, when asked about the feasibility and in case a government collapses, he said that he is not a constitution expert and hence does not think he is the right person to comment.
"There have always been problems and there have always been solutions, to find those solutions one need to debate on the issue, and then the solutions will automatically come out," he added.