The issue of Jammu and Kashmir elections has been a hot topic since the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power at the Center. Recently, on the occasion of National Voters’ Day on January 25, the Prime Minister reiterated the need for Jammu and Kashmir elections.
ONE NATION ONE ELECTION PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI STATEMENT: Jamili Elections .. This phrase has been heard frequently for the last seven years. Since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY) led by Narendra Modi (NARENDRA MODI) came to power at the Center, the issue of Jammu elections has been frequently discussed. The Prime Minister himself has repeatedly mentioned the need for Jammu and Kashmir elections. Recently, on the occasion of National Voters’ Day (NATIONAL VOTER’S DAY) on January 25, the Prime Minister reiterated the need for Jammu and Kashmir elections. He said it would be better to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies in the country. Modi explained that if the farce of elections is completed at once, then for the next five years, the central and state governments will have the opportunity to focus on public welfare and development issues. He emphasized the need for “One Nation, One Election” in the context of the five state assembly elections. Extending the slogan further .. “One Nation –One –Election –One Voter List” (ONE NATION ONE ELECTION ONE VOTER LIST).
The country has two more years to go before the general elections (GENERAL ELECTIONS). Elections were held in April and May 2019. Elections are set for 2024, at about the same time. Elections to several state assemblies will be held in the meantime. Elections to the Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur are currently underway. These are being described by political analysts and media outlets as the semi-finals for the upcoming general elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party is in power in the five states where elections are being held. In Punjab alone, the Congress party is in power. There has been a recent reshuffle of the Chief Minister and controversy erupting in the form of Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has changed from a cricketer to a politician. In addition, the Aam Aadmi Party, which left Delhi, has emerged as a strong force in Punjab. In the current elections, the Opposition is challenging the ruling Congress party and the opposition BJP. Of the other four states, the focus is on the state of Uttar Pradesh. There, BJP leaders are working hard to come to power for the second time in a row under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath. With all the polls so far in favor of the BJP, Dhima is showing signs of victory in Kamal Nath.
The issue is whether the conduct of the Jammu and Kashmir elections predicted by the Prime Minister is feasible. There should be a consensus among the political parties for the conduct of the Jammu and Kashmir elections. Legislation should be made in Parliament accordingly. Prior to that the views of the states should be taken into consideration. In the current political climate, regional parties in power in several states are ready to oppose any of the BJP’s proposals. Take Telangana for example .. If the TRS party in power in the state with the BJP, the political feud is in a state of collapse. The attack on the convoy of Nizamabad MP Arvind on January 25 is a prime example of this. The political feud between the TRS and the BJP is likely to intensify in the wake of next year’s elections in Telangana. It could be the ruling Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra. It could be the NCP and the Congress parties that are in control of it. In states like Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Tamil Nadu, locally strong regional parties are in power. Of these, the Biju Janata Dal, led by Naveen Patnaik, and the YCP led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy are most likely to favor the Jamili election or take a neutral stance. The DMK in power in Tamil Nadu is part of the Congress-led UPA, so Stalin is likely to act in line with the stance taken by the UPA parties.
Jamili elections means that the state assemblies that have been elected will have to be dissolved first, regardless of the general election. For example, elections are currently taking place in five states. If the sector is ready to hold the Jammu and Kashmir elections in 2024, the assemblies of these five states, which have completed only two years, will have to be dissolved. That means the assemblies will be dissolved three years from now. Elections were held in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala last year. By 2024 the assemblies of these three states will have completed only a three-year term. So .. even those assemblies were dissolved two years ago .. Jamili has to go to the polls. In fact, it is safe to say that supply was low and demand was high. There were no opportunities for legal implications. It is undeniable that the Jamili elections predicted by Modi in Ikram will not be possible without political consensus. At the national level, Narendra Modi continues to be the most charismatic leader at the international level. The NDA currently has a majority in both houses of parliament. The NDA, which has an uncontested majority in the Lok Sabha, has a slim majority in the Rajya Sabha. If Jamili brings a law on elections in Ikram, the NDA will not have to work hard to get it passed. But in enforcing that law, the parties opposing the Jammu and Kashmir elections and the state governments under their control are bound to go to war for justice. If the same happens .. there is a danger that the conduct of elections in the country will fall into question.
BJP leaders who have been frequently referring to the Jammu and Kashmir elections for the last seven years .. Attempts to reach a political consensus on the issue are currently at nothing. But if Jamili wants to prepare the ground for the elections by 2024, the central government will have to immediately initiate a consultation process for a political consensus on the issue. Allocating a two-year period to reach a consensus .. If the law can be enacted before the general elections, the BJP leaders, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are likely to pave the way for the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections. Apart from that, if the law is passed on the clouds before the elections, there is no risk of questioning the conduct of the general elections with legal implications. Will Jamili limit the election issue to mere statements? It remains to be seen whether the Modi government will take action.