In the upcoming magazine issue, Outlook takes a deeper look into the ‘One Nation, One Election’ idea and analyses the constitutional and legal complications around it and whether the move is essential for the Indian democracy or merely an eyewash.
Women need more than just schemes. They need power. That power has been long due. Women have fought hard for this.
An analysis of election results prior to 1971 indicates that issues determined their outcome, irrespective of whether polls were held simultaneously or separately. But the 1951-71 political situation was entirely different from the present
Once the system of simultaneous elections is put in place, the next important question that needs to be explored is how to ensure that the simultaneity remains intact in the long run.
This move is questionable as it assumes, or even aspires, that people vote the same way in state and national elections
Is One Nation, One Election a threat to federalism? Will it have an impact on the power dynamics between the Centre and the states? Will it curtail the power of state assemblies and chief ministers?
Simultaneous elections will lead to the mixing of national and state-level issues, which does not serve the electorate’s best interests
The idea of One Nation, One Election seems outlandish since the architecture of the election process doesn’t allow much space for it
India’s electoral system, which produces genuine leaders, must be designed for the country’s long-term growth
Constitutionally speaking, what are the procedural and substantive limitations for holding simultaneous elections?
In south India, the BJP would encounter formidable challenges in elucidating and brokering the One Nation, One Election policy, potentially limiting its political manoeuvrability
One Nation, One Election is not possible in a parliamentary democracy where governments can fall and mid-term elections are needed in states or at the Centre
The one nation one leader poll template used by the BJP in state polls has not worked for the party. It believes ONOE will fix this
Simultaneous elections will create limited space and voice for smaller states thereby adversely affecting federalism
Tribal leaders restive, express concern over India’s homogenisation push
In an interview with Chinki Sinha, Wangchuk highlights the importance of the Sixth Schedule, the impact of climate change on Ladakh, why the region, especially Leh city, cannot take more tourists and why more infrastructural development should not be allowed in Ladakh.
The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, speaks to Neeraj Thakur and Rajat Mishra about his strategies for growth and dealing with issues like land acquisition and infrastructure financing.
Can the Congress-led INDIA alliance redefine political masculinity to counter ‘Brand Modi’? Will this image engineering ultimately work in favour of the Opposition?
In conflict-ridden Manipur, children are witnesses to extensive violence which can lead to severe post-traumatic stress disorder
What is the significance of museums for the common man who struggles daily to make ends meet? Are museums mere repositories of arts and artefacts? Who decides what needs to be preserved in a museum?