Wednesday, July 17, 2019
News

Naveen supports 'one nation, one election'

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday extended his support to 'one nation, one election' idea proposed by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

"Frequent elections affect the pace of development and also damage the spirit of cooperative federalism. The BJD will fully support the idea of 'one nation One election'. There has to be a give-and-take attitude in the larger interest of the country," said Patnaik.

He was speaking at an all-party meeting of party presidents conveyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament in New Delhi.

"Biju Janata Dal has been always supportive of whatever is being done in the interest of country and its people, and we would continue to do so in future as well," said the BJD president.

As regards celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Chief Minister suggested considering including the uniquely Indian ideal of 'non-violence' or 'ahimsa', in the preamble of India's Constitution.

This will ensure that future generations not just of Indians but peoples around the world are reminded of the profound truth of this principle, he added.

Informing that no country has ever progressed without empowering half of its population, he said BJD will extend complete support to women's reservation both in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

Speaking on development of aspirational districts, he said the Centre should focus on macro issues like tele density, banking network and railway reach.

"Land acquisition laws should facilitate society's welfare and country's growth. We have to have a relook at the 2013 Act especially from the point of view of railway and road infrastructure development," said the Chief Minister.

He also said there is a need to relook at the Forest Conservation Act as environment protection and economic growth has to complement each other.

Patnaik also reiterated that matural disasters may be considered as a criteria for Special Focus on states.

--IANS cd/prs

( 328 Words)

2019-06-19-19:46:04 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Both TMC, BJP claim control over Bongaon...
Missing kid -- 8th in six months -- foun...
Delhi Police arrest two ATM fraudsters...
Haryana Assembly monsoon session from Au...
Wanted criminal Mehraj Sulemani held in ...
15-day 'Happiness Utsav' begins in Delhi...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
'Threatened' ex-MLA hides inside tr... 
History of Jadhav case; ICJ to deli... 
Darshan at Amarnath breaks last 4-y... 
Messi is the face of soccer: Griezm... 
Next transformative idea, 80mn conn... 
UN's top development official 'in a... 
Jordyn Woods and Kylie Jenner movin... 
Everybody should try to know RSS de...