On this week's episode of The Big Fight, we debate whether holding simultaneous elections is a good idea or not. What does 'simultaneous elections' mean? Niti Aayog defines it as follows: It involves the structuring of Indian election cycle in a manner that elections to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies are synchronized together. In such a scenario, a voter would normally cast their vote for electing members of Lok Sabha and State Assembly on a single day and at the same time.
The idea is not new to India and has recently seen favour with both the Prime Minister and the President of the BJP. Will holding simultaneous elections help curb corruption, will it also reduce election expenditure and black money or is the idea too Utopian to be implemented in a democracy like India? Watch this episode as we go through all the nuances of the debate, and send us your feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org