New Delhi| Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held an all-party meeting on the issue of one nation, one election. While Congress ally in Maharashtra registered its presence, Congress has maintained a distance from the pitch. However, it seems the Congress party is divided over its approach to One Nation One Election. Congress leader and Mumbai unit president Milind Deora has backed the move by PM Modi.
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) June 19, 2019
Not only did he show support to the idea, but Milind Deora also appreciated this vision of PM Modi. Milind in his note said that being in continuous election mode is a roadblock for the governance. He said that 70 years of India’s electoral journey has taught us that Indian voters can differentiate between state and central elections. “This is the beauty of our democracy,” he added. However, he also said that the government should not implement such a program without taking all the parties on board. He later clarified that it is his personal view on the ongoing debate.
With a mission of getting a consensus of all parties for one nation one election, PM Modi held a meeting with all opposition parties. However, many leaders, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK leader MK Stalin, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Arvind Kejriwal, K Chandrasekhar Rao and others skipped it. At the same time, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy joined the meeting convened by the Prime Minister.