One Nation- One election under consideration: Kiren Rijiju
The one Nation -one election concept is under active consideration stated the Union Minister for Law Kiren Rijiju. He was answering a question raised in the parliament.
Kiren said that the law commission has given a report over the matter and that the Cabinet is looking into the issue of one nation one poll. He said that the election expenditure has increased and there was every need for reducing the expenditure.
He said that last time around 5000 crores was spent for conducting the Assembly elections in various states. Apart from the expenditure, the logistics, the bundobust will have to be taken care he explained.
The one Nation-One poll will be an advantage to the country and also the people in general he stated. All the political parties and various sections of the society, in general, will be involved before taking a final decision he stated.
But some political parties have opposed the idea of the BJP government saying that it will help the ruling party only. In a major electoral reform aimed at weeding out 'bogus' voters, the government is working on a proposal to link voter identity cards with the Aadhaar database. According to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, the proposal of the Election Commission of India to link the electoral roll with the Aadhaar ecosystem is under consideration.
In a reply to a question asked by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sajda Ahmad about any proposal of the government for electoral reforms or instituted any expert committee for the same, the Union Minister said that the government is working on a proposal of the Election Commission to link electoral rolls with the database of Aadhaar to curb the menace of multiple enrolments of the same person at different places. Ahmad represents West Bengal's Uluberia parliamentary seat in Lok Sabha.