New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meet on “One Nation, One Election”, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday that simultaneous elections are the “need of the hour” and repeated the NDA government’s promise that “campaign against black money will be carried forward at a faster pace”.
Reflecting the Modi government’s desire to hold parliamentary and Assembly polls simultaneously, Mr Kovind said that due to frequent polls in some part of the country or the other, the pace and continuity of development programmes has been impacted.
“Therefore, I urge all MPs to ponder over this development-oriented proposal,” he said.
Mr Kovind also underlined the government’s resolve to remove “social evils” of triple talaq and nikah halala to ensure equal rights for women, take forward the campaign against black money at a faster pace and make the zero tolerance policy against corruption more comprehensive and effective.
The President said the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections have enhanced the credibility of Indian democracy....