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Modi proposes ‘One Nation, One Election’ as need of India On ‘Constitution Day’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for ‘One Nation One Election’ saying it is the need of India as polls taking place every few months impact development works. Addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference via video conference, Mr. Modi also paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and asserted that India is fighting terrorism now with new policy and new process. Noting that it was the biggest terror strike on India, Mr. Modi said India can never forget the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack . Pitching strongly for ‘One Nation, One Election’, Mr. Modi said it is not just a matter of debate, this 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 deliberation on ‘One Nation, One Election’,” Mr. Modi said. The Prime Minister also suggested a single voters’ list for Lok Sabha, assembly and panchayat polls, saying separate lists are a waste of resources. Legislature, Executive and Judiciary should work with better coordination and national interest should be the basis for every decision, Mr. Modi said. “We must remember that when politics take over people and nation-first policies, the nation has to pay adversely in such situations,” he said. He also cited the example of delay in the completion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, saying it kept lingering and was completed after years. “This could have happened earlier if development was given precedence. Those who stalled it, have no repentance,” he said in a clear attack on the Congress. Underlining that there is no place for politics of untouchability, Mr. Modi cited the example of the Statue of Unity built by his government for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel despite him not being from the BJP or the Jana Sangh. Constitution is our guiding light to take on challenges in the 21st century and national interest should be our basis for every decision, Mr. Modi said. “Our Constitution has many features but one very special feature is the importance given to duties. Mahatma Gandhi was very keen about this. He saw a close link between rights and duties. He felt that once we perform our duties, rights will automatically be safeguarded,” Mr. Modi said.

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