Parliament Set to Discuss ‘One Nation, One Election’ Bill in Special Session

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According to Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi, a special session of Parliament has been scheduled from September 18 to 22, consisting of five sittings.

The special session of Parliament will commence on September 18 and continue until September 22. (Photo: PTI)

The Centre is expected to introduce bills on ‘One Nation, One Election’, Uniform Civil Code, and women’s reservation during the special session of Parliament scheduled from September 18 to 22.

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi confirmed the special session, which will consist of five sittings. He expressed his optimism for fruitful discussions and debates during this session, referred to as the “Amrit Kaal.”

‘One Nation, One Election’ is the concept of holding Lok Sabha polls and state assembly elections simultaneously. This idea has been proposed and examined by the Law Commission of India in the past.

Currently, elections for the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are typically held at the end of their respective terms, resulting in two election cycles each year, with different state assemblies being elected in each cycle.

Under the ‘One Nation, One Election’ proposal, elections for the Lok Sabha and all state assemblies would be conducted in a single cycle, potentially on a single day.

The Uniform Civil Code aims to replace personal laws that are based on religions, customs, and traditions with a common law applicable to all individuals, irrespective of their religion, caste, creed, sexual orientation, or gender. This code is likely to cover personal laws related to inheritance, adoption, and succession.

These proposed bills are expected to be discussed and debated during the special session of Parliament, which is set to take place from September 18 to 22.

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