Kovind meets Shah, Meghwal; discusses One Nation, One Electiontext_fields
New Delhi: Former President Ram Nath Kovind, the chairman of the committee formed to assess the "One Nation, One Election" (ONOE) plan, spoke on Wednesday with Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal about the panel's framework.
At their meeting with Kovind at his home on Janpath 12, the Union ministers decided when to call the first official meeting of this committee. Along with committee operating procedures, they also talked about the infrastructure and facilities needed for the panel to work effectively.
As per sources, it is under consideration to interact with the people of certain areas so as to have necessary inputs in preparing the report.
On September 2, Kovind had chaired a meeting to give his recommendations on ONOE after deliberating on all aspects of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha, state Assemblies and even panchayats and local bodies in the country.
Apart from Kovind, the ONOE committee comprises Amit Shah, former Rajya Sabha LoP Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh, former Secretary General of Lok Sabha Subhash C. Kashyap, senior advocate Harish Salve and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was included in the committee, later refused to join it after its announcement.
With inputs from IANS