Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik idea of ‘One Nation, One Election’ which envisages simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and local bodies.
After attending the meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patnaik said his party supported the idea of simulatanious poll.
The meeting further deliberated upon Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and special demands of the states.
Patnaik also put forth the proposal of Ahimsa or non-violence be added in the preamble of Constitution. He also demanded reservation for women should be implemented in Assemblies and Parliament.
“My party is supporting the idea of ‘One Nation, One Election’ and I have suggested inclusion of Ahimsa (Non Violence) in the Preamble of the Constitution to celebrate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary”, the CM told media after the meeting.
Several regional leaders including M.K.Stalin, Mamata Banerjee, and N. Chandrababu Naidu skipped the meeting while the Left, which is opposing the idea of simultaneous polls, participated in the meeting.