JK News Today

Jammu, September 01: The Centre has constituted a committee headed by former president Ram Nath Kovind to explore the possibility of much-talked-about “one nation, one election”, said media reports quoting unnamed government sources.
This development has come a day after the Government announced that it is convening a special session of the Parliament for five days – September 18 to 22 – which raised speculations that the Modi government may go in for early Lok Sabha polls , which are otherwise scheduled for May 2024.
Over the years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed strongly for the idea of simultaneous Lok Sabha and state assembly polls, and the decision to task Kovind to look into it underscores the government’s seriousness as a host of elections approach.
Assembly polls are due in five states in November-December and they will be followed by the Lok Sabha elections in May-June next year.
However, the recent moves by the government have thrown open the possibility of advancing the general elections and some state polls, which are scheduled after and with the Lok Sabha contest.