BJP-led ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal is unconstitutional: AAP


New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) opposed the Centre’s ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal on Monday, claiming it is a ruse by the ruling BJP to “legalize sale and purchase” of elected representatives under the of her “Operation Lotus”.

The party also claimed that this system of elections was proposed by the BJP to replace the parliamentary form of government with a presidential system.

The parties rich in resources and money will suppress states’ issues with the help of money and brawn, and voters’ decision will also be influenced if simultaneous Lok Sabha elections and assemblies are held, AAP spokesman Atishi claimed. at a press conference.

The response from the Arvind Kejriwal-led party came more than a month after the Law Commission issued a public notice asking stakeholders including political parties and the Election Commission to comment on the proposal to hold simultaneous elections in the country.

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“The AAP strongly opposes the ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal, it is unconstitutional and against the basic principles of democracy. The ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal is a cover to legitimize ‘Operation Lotus’ and legalize the sale and purchase of MLAs,” Atishi said.

The AAP has submitted its response on the matter to the Law Commission, hoping it will consider the party’s views “in an unbiased and impartial manner,” she said.

The Law Commission sought the views of various stakeholders on simultaneous elections using six questions the previous panel highlighted in its draft report on the politically sensitive topic.

“Will holding simultaneous elections in any way tinker with democracy, the basic structure of the constitution or the country’s federal polity?” it wondered.

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The suggestions of various committees and committees to deal with the situation of the hung parliament or assembly, where no political party has a majority to form a government, suggest that the Prime Minister or Chief Minister could similarly be appointed or elected if a Speaker of the House or Assembly is elected.

“Will it be possible? If so, will it be consistent and consistent with the Tenth List (disqualification) of the Constitution?” the committee asked.

It has also sought to know whether such appointment or selection of the Prime Minister or Chief Minister by consensus among the political parties or their elected members requires amendment of the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution.

“If so, to what extent,” the Law Commission asked.

Atishi said it will fulfill the BJP’s “dreams” of conducting its “Operation Lotus” across the country in a legitimized manner if a prime minister and prime minister are elected in such a manner.

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The MLAs and MPs will then be able to elect the prime ministers and prime minister “via a presidential-style direct vote” and since the anti-waste law will not apply to such elections, the BJP, which today is the richest party have free rein to rally MLAs and MPs from other parties in their support under “Operation Lotus,” she charged.

“The proposed mechanism for the selection of the prime minister and prime minister in the event of a hung parliament/assembly is impractical, dangerous and will lead to institutionalized defections of lawmakers,” Atishi said.

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