BSP Supremo Mayawati opposes ‘One Nation, One Election’ Idea; to skip all-party meet called by PM Modi


Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati on Tuesday opposed the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s proposed ‘One Nation, One Election’ saying that it is an attempt to divert attention from the real burning issues including poverty price.

In a series of tweets, Mayawati said, ‘In any democratic country, elections can never be a problem, nor is it advisable to weigh elections with wastage of money. The talk of ‘one country, one election’ in the country is, in fact, an attempt and deceit to divert attention from the burning national problems of poverty, price rise, unison, rising violence’.

She further slammed the BJP-led Central over the issue of EVM. In another tweet, She said, ‘The government’s insistence on elections through EVMs instead of the ballot paper is a real threat to the democracy and the Constitution of the country. The public’s confidence in EVMs has come down to alarming levels. So, if a meeting had been convened today to look into this dormant problem, I must have been involved in that’.

With this, she joined the list of other opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu, KCR and DMK Chief MK Stalin who have announced to skip the meeting of all party chiefs called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

While CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, NCP Boss Sharad Pawar among others have already confirmed the attendance for the meeting.

While Guntur MP Jayadev Galla of TDP likely to attend the meeting on behalf of Telugu Desam Party. While Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working president KT Rama Rao will attend the meeting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of all party chiefs on Wednesday. PM Modi is likely to discuss the issue of ‘One Nation, One Election’ and will seek inputs from the chiefs of all political parties. Apart from discussing to hold together, other issues that are likely to be discussed include building New India by 2022, when the nation will celebrate its 75th Independence.

The meeting is slated to be held at Parliament Library Building in the national capital. Earlier on Sunday, an all-party meeting was called in the national capital ahead of the First Session of the 17th Lok Sabha.



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