One Nation One Election committee holds consultations with AAP, RPI

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February 9,2024 03:49 PM
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The chairman of the High-Level Committee, Ram Nath Kovind held personal interactions with members of the Republican Party of India-Athawale and the Aam Aadmi Party.

New Delhi [India], February 9 (HBTV): The chairman of the High-Level Committee, Ram Nath Kovind and its members Dr N. K. Singh and Sanjay Kothari held personal interactions with members of the Republican Party of India-Athawale (RPI) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in regard to holding simultaneous elections in the country. 

Ramdas Athawale, minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment and the president of the Republican Party of India (Athawale), presented his party's views on holding simultaneous elections in the country.

Continuing the consultations, the committee also had interactions with Pankaj Kumar Gupta, National Secretary and Jasmine Shah, senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party. They submitted their party's views before the committee.

On Wednesday, the committee held personal interactions with D. Raja, general secretary of the Communist Party of India, as part of the consultations with political parties. D Raja submitted his views orally and in writing. 

On Tuesday, the committee held interactions with representatives of three political parties namely Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on holding simultaneous elections in the country. 

Earlier, on January 27, Ram Nath Kovind held consultations with Justice UU Lalit, former chief justice of India and Justice Sanjib Banerjee, former chief justice of Madras High Court; and Manan Kumar Mishra, chairman of the Bar Council of India, who gave their opinions on the matter. 

Kovind also held interactions with Deepak 'Pandurang' Dhavalikar, president of the Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa. The party has offered its strong support to the concept of One Nation One Election. 

Initiating discussions with financial and economic experts, Kovind also held interactions with Ajay Singh, president of ASSOCHAM, and chairman and managing director of Spicejet Airlines, who was also accompanied by the secretary-general and assistant secretary-general of ASSOCHAM. 

Ajay Singh put forth his views in detail on the economic advantages of holding simultaneous elections for the nation.

The high-level committee recently also sought public opinion regarding the one nation, one election issue.  

(ANI. This story has been edited for clarity and brevity.)