New Delhi, Feb 06: The High Level Committee (HLC) on One Nation One Election, chaired by Ram NathKovind, engaged in crucial consultations on Tuesday with representatives from various political entities regarding the prospect of holding simultaneous elections across the nation.
In a series of personal interactions, the committee deliberated with key members from three prominent political parties, namely the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)], and the Samajwadi Party.
Representatives from the Trinamool Congress, including SudipBandopadhyay and KalyanBandopadhyay, reiterated their party’s stance on simultaneous elections, as previously communicated through a formal letter dated January 11, 2024.
Similarly, a delegation from the Communist Party of India (Marxist), consisting of SitaramYechury, NilotpalBasu, and Muralidharan, conveyed their party’s perspective on the matter. It is noteworthy that the CPI(M) had already submitted their comprehensive views to the HLC through written correspondence.
The Samajwadi Party, represented by K.K.vastava and Harishchandra Singh Yadav, also engaged with the committee, outlining their party’s position on the proposal for synchronized elections. Prior to this meeting, the Samajwadi Party had submitted its official written submission to the Committee for consideration.
The HLC continues its efforts to engage with stakeholders across the political spectrum as it progresses towards formulating recommendations on this crucial electoral reform.