With One Nation One Election, getting India back in sync

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With One Nation One Election, getting India back in sync

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 16, 2024 | Indian Polity

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: Polity, Topic: Elections and RPA, Issue: Election reforms


  • The High-Level Committee on “One nation One election” suggested conducting simultaneous parliamentary and state legislative assembly elections.

Benefits of simultaneous elections:

  • Leads to significant savings on administrative expenditure.
  • Enable efficient utilization of manpower, including election officials and security personnel.
  • Public life experiences less disruption
  • Governance receives long-term focus, reducing obstruction to developmental programs.
  • Political leaders can prioritize governance, enhancing public accountability over electioneering.


  • Discontinuation of simultaneous elections since 1967 was due to arbitrary use of Article 356 to topple elected governments.
  • Successive governments lacked the political will to restore simultaneous elections.
  • Simultaneous elections are crucial for democratic, economic, and political progress.
  • Efforts towards holding simultaneous elections are hoped to yield positive results for India’s greater benefit.

Source: Indian Express

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