Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the 19th of June, chaired an all party meeting to discuss the ‘One India, One Election’ agenda and various other issues.
The meeting started at 3:00 P.M., and continued till late evening at the Parliamentary Library building, Delhi.
Approximately 21 presidents of political parties from across India attended the meeting and held serious discussions regarding various issues, including the development of the Parliament.
The major highlights of yesterday’s discussions were:
1. One Country, One Election Agenda
2. Development of India by the 75th year of Independence (2022)
3. Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary
4. Development of districts in India.
Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister of India, shared his views regarding the major topics of the discussion at the all party meeting.
All the party presidents praised the idea of the ‘One India, One Election,’ which will be initiated by the Prime Minister led new Government of India (GoI.)
The party leaders also shared their views regarding the growth and development and discussed important matters.
Speaking about ‘One India, One Election,’ party presidents unanimously suggested, a committee be constituted as the ‘One India, One Election’ proposal needs to be examined carefully. Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to this and announced the formation of a committee.
The party leaders who were present at the meeting also suggested the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi be taught to the young generation, on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.
Moving further, parties also shared their ideas for the development of the Country and try to make progress by the 75th Independence Day in 2022.
Speaking about the development of the backward districts, Mr. Modi said, “All State Governments must work in coordination with the Centre to bring the most backward districts in their States at par with the best performing districts. This way the goal of a ‘New India’ would be achieved by 2022.”
Although 8 parties, the Indian National Congress (INC,) the Trinamool Congress (TMC,) the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK,) the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP,) the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD,) the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP,) the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) skipped the meeting, the meeting was successful.
Mr. Modi extended wishes and regards to everyone who was a part of the meeting. He said, “The next few years represent a historic opportunity, to take the country forward on the path of progress and prosperity.”
Apart from the leaders of the parties, Cabinet Ministers such as Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India, Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Narendra Singh Tomar, the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Thawar Chand Gehlot, the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment and Prahlad Joshi, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Coal and Mines were also present at the meeting.