Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has supported the formation of a committee by the central government for ‘One Nation, One Election’ agenda.
He observed at in addition to accelerating development and fostering prosperity, the decision would ensure stability of the Indian democracy.
The Centre has formed a committee headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind to explore the possibility of ‘One Nation One Election’ for holding general and state elections simultaneously.
In fact, the central government may introduce a ‘One Nation, One Election’ bill in the special session of Parliament, scheduled during Sep 18-22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a strong proponent of the theme since coming to power in 2014. He cited financial burden caused by the continuous election cycle and an obstacle to development work during polls.
Meanwhile, Yogi termed the process of ‘One Nation’ One Election’ as an innovative initiative, which is the ‘need of the hour’ to enrich the life of every citizen.
“Stability is of utmost importance. In a democratic system, a dynamic government is also required, along with stability…from this point of view, the ‘One Nation, One Election’ is a commendable effort,” he observed.
“On behalf of the people of Uttar Pradesh, I express my heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this innovative initiative,” he added.
The CM mentioned that, from the point of view of a large state like UP, the step is essential because frequent elections do hinder development works.