New Delhi: Congress MP and Leader of Opposition Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday withdrew himself from ‘One Nation One Election’ panel constituted by the Centre.
In a significant step, the Ministry of Law and Justice formed 8-member Panel on Saturday to examine the possibilities of One Nation One Poll proposal.
But WHY Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury declined?
In a letter written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Adhir termed the formation of the committee a ‘total eyewash.’
“I have no hesitation whatsoever in declining to serve on the Committee whose terms of referee have been prepared in a manner to guarantee it’s conclusion. It is, I am afraid a total eyewash,” he wrote in a letter.
Who are the other members?
The Committee will be led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, and will have Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Ex-MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ex-Chairman of the 15th Finance Comission NK Singh, Ex-Lok Sabha Secretary General Dr. Subhash C Kashyap, senior advocate Harish Salve and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari.