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Explained: PM Narendra Modi calls for ‘One Nation, One Election’. What does this idea mean?

What is the idea of 'One Nation, One Election', what purpose would simultaneous polls serve, and why are many Opposition parties opposed to the idea?

One Nation One Election, One nation One poll, What is One nation election, Modi One nation One election, Elections in India, one election in India, Express Explained PM Narendra Modi during his address to the nation at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations in Delhi. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeated from the ramparts of the Red Fort Thursday his idea of simultaneous elections in all of India. The Prime Minister has been committed to the idea for several years now, and he had announced soon after being reelected to office that a committee would be formed to discuss the idea with all political parties.

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