Meghalaya: Paul Lyngdoh questions Centre’s move to implement ‘One nation, One election’

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Shillong: Meghalaya cabinet minister and UDP working president Paul Lyngdoh today questioned the Centre’s move to implement ‘one nation, one election’ when the country in fact needs more than one time zone.

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Lyngdoh told reporters that he is yet to fully study the impact of such a plan on the part of the government.

“But I do feel that in the context of a very diverse country like India, for instance, the country is so diverse that in fact, we need more than one-time zone so how can you talk in terms of ‘one nation, one election’, the rest of the country starts working very late compared to us because the sun rises much earlier here. So the United States is a single nation but it has four different time zones, so I think that answers a lot,” he said. 

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Lyngdoh then said, “It is absolutely very difficult. In fact, we have been saying that we believe in unity in diversity so let us practice that.”

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