Gujarat BJP Chief CR Paatil praises ‘One Nation, One Election’ initiative
aatil believes that the implementation of this ambitious endeavour would make a substantial contribution towards establishing India as the foremost democracy on a global scale.
Surat: The Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, CR Paatil, has expressed his unequivocal endorsement for the ‘One Nation, One Election’ campaign, which is being championed by the former President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Paatil believes that the implementation of this ambitious endeavour would make a substantial contribution towards establishing India as the foremost democracy on a global scale.
During a media interaction in Surat, CR Paatil elucidated the potential advantages of this project, asserting that it would lead to a significant reduction in election expenditures and save considerable man-hours. The idea has been offered by the Prime Minister to many political parties, and it is anticipated that all political entities would evaluate it favourably, with the aim of benefiting our nation and its citizens.
The committee, under the leadership of Ram Nath Kovind, has been assigned the responsibility of obtaining the collective agreement of all political parties to examine the viability of implementing the ‘One Nation, One Election’ concept in India.
CR Paatil highlighted the potential of the ‘One Nation, One Election’ approach to provide substantial savings in terms of both time and costs. He said, “This endeavour will not only result in significant cost savings, but also guarantee the uninterrupted progress of vital public utility projects and other essential tasks that are frequently disrupted during election periods as a result of adherence to the code of conduct.”
Paatil emphasised the significance of elections in relation to local development, asserting that the advancement of cities, villages, and talukas often faces obstacles due to the diversion of attention and resources of government and semi-government officials towards election-related tasks. The implementation of the ‘One Nation, One Election’ policy will enable officials to concentrate their efforts on developmental initiatives and allocate their time towards servicing the constituents within their respective regions.
The notion of ‘One Nation, One Election’ has been a topic of deliberation and discourse within the realm of Indian politics for an extended period of time. Proponents contend that implementing this measure will not only alleviate the fiscal strain associated with periodic elections, but also liberate significant administrative resources, therefore fostering more effective government and expediting national advancement.