Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Simultaneous Polls : Public Discourse

Times of India ( 03 Aug ) carries following news report :

“ Take issue of simultaneous polls to people , Modi tells MPs “

PM Narendra Modi again stressed on holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls in states simultaneously and asked BJP MPs on Wednesday to create an environment for a public discourse on the issue.

“Political leaders should discuss with people the issue of simultaneous elections of Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies as frequent polls lead to huge wastage of time and money ,“ the PM told the MPs on Wednesday.

Even Niti Aayog has suggested a synchronised two-phase LS and assembly polls from 2024 to ensure minimum “ campaign-mode “ disruption to governance.

The Think tank had asked the Election Commission to look into the suggestion. A report in this regard needs to be finalised within six months and the final blue-print will be ready by next March, it said.

In case , MPs / MLAs are looking for a more specific / step – by – step / detailed , ROAD MAP on ,

·         How to obtain  Voter Feedback  on this reform ,

they may want to look up my following email ( sent to them earlier ) :

·         One Nation , One Vote ?  [  29  Nov  2016  ]

And as far as “ Educating “ the public is concerned , MPs / MLAs will find answers to all the FAQ (  Frequently Asked Questions  ), in my 34 blogs ( also sent to them earlier as Emails ) , at :

03  Aug  2017