PM Narendra Modi chairs all-party meet on One Nation, One Election


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting in New Delhi with the Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament on the issue of One Nation One Election.

Later briefing newsmen, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Prime Minister Modi will form a committee to look into the various aspects of the One Nation One Election in the country.

Within a time frame, the committee will submit its report. Mr Singh said that in the meeting, most of the political parties supported the idea of One Nation One Election.

However, there are differences of opinion from political parties like CPIM and CPI on the issue about the implementation of the idea, but they did not oppose it. He said, 40 political parties were invited for the meeting today, out of which 21 attended and 3 including AIADMK sent their views.

Mr Singh added that besides One Nation One Election, the meeting also discussed ways to improve the productivity of Parliament, building a New India in the 75th year of Independence in 2022, programmes related to the celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's 150 birth anniversary and development of aspirational districts.

The Defence Minister said, every party agreed to enhance the productivity of Parliament and said that there should be an atmosphere of debate and deliberations on the concerned issues in both the Houses.

Mr Rajnath Singh said, many parties emphasised on the need to make aware the new generations about the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary is an opportunity to achieve it.

He said, there was a positive approach among the parties about the development of aspirational districts and the Prime Minister also urged the States to bring 10 per cent of the total blocks at the level of State average.

The Prime Minister also spoke about water management saying that it is a challenge and stressed on conservation of water. (AIR NEWS)

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