How far do we agree in conducting election of Parliament and State Assemblies?The Modi government is in favor of conducting the Simultaneous Elections to Parliament and State Assemblies. It's good for us to know that for nearly two decades after independence, polls to the Lok Sabha and most of the state assemblies were held simultaneously. The trend disrupted after 1969 wherein the historic split of the monolithic Congress led to the premature dissolution of the Lok Sabha & thus disrupting the simultaneous elections to the lower house and the state assemblies. Another factor which led to the discontinuance was the use of Article 356 of the constitution for the dismissal of state governments and dissolution of assemblies before their terms ended.
Given the above circumstances along with the rise of local parties being not in favor of the simultaneous elections, no one gave any serious thought to it in all these years.
Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has started a debate having intentions of simultaneous elections to Parliament as well as State Assemblies.
As I have been witnessing, our country is into the election mood 365 days a year. The major problem arise here which is the lack of governance & implementation of policies which somehow may having an impact on voting. So in this way frequent elections seriously hinder decision making.
What's your say on this?