PM Modi: India needs ‘One Nation, One Election’

By: PTI | Kevadia |

Updated: November 26, 2020 5:23:30 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the video conference, suggested a single voters’ list for Lok Sabha, assembly and panchayat polls, saying separate lists are a waste of resources. (Source: PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference on Thursday, pitched for ‘One Nation, One Election’, stating it is what India needs as conducting polls every few months impact development works.

During the video conference, Modi also paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and asserted that India is fighting terrorism with new policies and processes. Noting that it was the biggest terror strike on India, he said the country can never forget the Mumbai attacks.

On November 26 2008, ten Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan reached India through the sea and opened fire, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring many during the 60-hour siege in Mumbai.

Pitching strongly for ‘One Nation, One Election’, Modi said it is not just a matter of debate, it is the need of India.

“Elections are held at different places every few months, the impact it has on development works is known to all. Therefore, it is a must to have deep study and…

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