Asked for papers, didn’t agree to be part of ‘One Nation, One Election’ panel: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary

New Delhi: Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday refuted the ruling establishment’s reported claims that he had given his consent to join the government-constituted high-level committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’ – before He declined the position – but said he had been approached by the government in this regard. Chowdhary said that when the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi approached him with a proposal to include him in the panel, he only asked for more documents regarding the committee.

“On August 31 (August) at 11 pm, my office secretary got a call from Mishra, principal secretary to the PM. He told me that the government is going to form a committee headed by former President (Ram Nath) Kovind and they want to “Include me in the committee,” Choudhary told reporters here. I asked them to send all the papers related to ‘One Nation, One Election’ and after going through the papers I will inform them about my decision.” Officials, not any minister.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, quoting government sources, refuted reports that claimed he had given his consent to be included in the panel, but walked out of it only after being instructed by the Congress leadership and was not allowed to join the panel. Challenged to come out and speak in public.

After the government announced the committee last Saturday evening, the Congress leadership dismissed the panel’s finding of ‘one nation, one election’ as an attempt to damage Indian democracy and within an hour, Chaudhary This proposal was rejected by writing a letter to Minister Amit Shah. In the panel.