Now Vice President talking of simultaneous polls

For last some years everyone in legislative system and in Election Commission is talking of simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state-assemblies with latest one to debate being Vice President M Venkaih Naidu. But if all these are sincere without any political motive, then it should have been easily implemented at least in recently held elections to posts of President and Vice President which could be done by making the then Vice President as acting President for just 17 days. Even though phenomenon of simultaneous elections must be there like was in pre-1967 era, yet it with anti-incumbency factor it is doubted that the idea is being mooted with political motives. Recent several elections like Bawana civic-elections in Delhi and for Delhi University Students Union reveal that public is totally fed up with present style of politicians.

Idea of simultaneous elections should be preceded by first converting NOTA into Right-To-Reject with riders so that political parties may be compelled to field only good candidates. Secondly it must be ensured that chain of simultaneous elections may not be broken due to mid-term election to any state-assembly. For this Chief Ministers may be simultaneously elected with Speakers and Deputy Speakers through secret and compulsory vote of all MLAs through EVMs with VVAT provision on nominations signed by at least 34-percent members of the lower House. Such elected persons may only be removed through same process but with compulsion to name alternate leader in the same motion. MLAs not participating in such election-process may lose right to vote in state-assemblies though retaining membership.





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