24 July, 2022
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The issue of holding the simultaneous election of Lok Sabha and the state assembly election had been referred to the Law Commission of India for a practicable road map and framework.
What is a simultaneous election?
The “One Nation, One Election” idea forms a system where elections to all state assemblies and the Lok Sabha will have to be held simultaneously.
It will involve the restructuring of the Indian election cycle in a manner that elections to the states and the center should be synchronized.
Currently, they are held separately that is whenever the incumbent government’s five-year term ends or whenever it is dissolved due to various reasons. This applies to both the state legislatures and the Lok Sabha.
Advantages of simultaneous election
Improvement in governance efficiency
Cost Reduction in Elections
The disadvantage of simultaneous elections
It would be challenging to successfully implement the idea of simultaneous elections. These challenges are discussed below:
Difficult Task to accomplish:
The Risk of Centralization of Power in one Party
Diversity in Election Results:
What is the history behind it?
Source: The Hindu
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