Law ministry

Single election for the center, declares: what the Ministry of Justice told Parliament

The Law Commission is considering a practical roadmap and framework for the simultaneous holding of Lok Sabha and state assembly elections.

A single election will reduce massive spending on holding separate elections, says Center (representational)

A report by a parliamentary committee has suggested a single election at the Center and in the states, as multiple elections disrupt normal public life and impact the functioning of essential services. A single election would also reduce the massive expense involved in holding separate elections each year, according to the report.

The Law Commission is considering a practical roadmap and framework for the simultaneous holding of Lok Sabha and state assembly elections.

“Parliament’s Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has considered the issue of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies in consultation with various stakeholders, including the Election Commission of the India. The Committee made certain recommendations in this regard in its 79th report. The matter is now being referred to the Law Commission for further consideration to develop a workable roadmap and framework for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies,” the Ministry of Justice to the Lok Sabha.

He also gave a breakdown of the amount of funds that have been released to states and union territories each fiscal year since 2014 for the conduct of elections.

Read also: | One nation, one election? Perish the Thought – India Today

— ENDS —