AIADMK opposes 'One Nation One Election' proposal

ANI | Updated: Jul 15, 2018 23:38 IST

New Delhi/Chennai [India], Jul 15 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Sunday noted that the party is not in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre's One Nation One Election proposal.
This came hours after actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth extended support to the same.
"We stand to oppose the idea of One Nation One Election. But recently a party which is going to be launched by Rajinikanth has advocated this concept. This could be his stand, as far as we are concerned we do not support it. If he (Rajinikanth) had established his party and then shared his political view then we could comment on it," AIADMK spokesperson Vaigaichelvan told ANI.
Meanwhile, the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) leader Danish Ali said the implementation of One Nation One Election concept would 'weed out the regional parties'.
"Percentage of votes JD(S) got in Lok Sabha polls was less than it got in assembly polls. Any step in this direction in the implementation of One Nation One Election will weed out the regional parties. We oppose it and we have submitted the same to the Law Commission," he said.
Earlier in the day, Rajinikanth extended his support to the One-Nation-One- Election theory and said that this move will surely save public funds.
Taking to Twitter, the Tamil actor said, "I support One Nation One Election. This will save money and time."
Citing reason for proposing One Nation One Theory scheme, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had earlier stated that simultaneous polls will bring stability in the electoral process of the nation and save public money.
In April 2018, the Commission had stated that simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies could be held in two phases from 2019, provided that at least two provisions of the Constitution are amended and ratified by a majority of the states. (ANI)