I support One Nation One Election: Rajinikanth

Vastavam web: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth has lent his support to PM Narendra Modi’s push for holding simultaneous elections in the entire country. Speaking to media, Rajinikanth said,”I support One Nation One Election. This will save money and time.’Recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had also came out in support for the new theory and stated that a consensus will have to be achieved before implementing this decision and it may take time even till 2024.

Citing reason for proposing One Nation One Theory scheme, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had earlier stated that simultaneous polls will bring stability in the electoral process of the nation and save public money. In April 2018, the Commission had stated that simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies could be held in two phases from 2019, provided that at least two provisions of the Constitution are amended and ratified by a majority of the states.

Speaking on the proposed Chennai-Salem eight-lane expressway, Rajinikanth said such projects would bring in industrial investments. However, he said, the government should see that only minimum farm land is acquired for the project and the land owners are compensated to the extent that they feel happy.