Modi again pitches for electoral reforms

Kozhikode (Kerala), Sep 25 : Reissuing his call for electoral reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was imperative to strengthen democracy.

“I think this is time to bring about electoral reforms. In the centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, we can organise seminars across the country on electoral reforms,” said Modi in his address to the BJP’s National Council meeting here.

“At least we should start brainstorming the issue, and we will see what amrit (nectar) will come out of this churning,” he said.

“To strengthen the roots of democracy, we will have to bring about electoral reforms, we will have to add a few new things, have to delete a few obsolete things from the electoral procedures,” he said.

He said that even members from other political parties have been asking him to bring about electoral reforms, but it would be better if changes emerged after thorough brainstorming.

This is at least the third time in as many months that the Prime Minister has called for electoral reforms, including simultaneous parliamentary and state assembly elections, in the country.

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