MP Raghav Chadha staunchly opposed bill of appointment of CEC in Rajya Sabha

New Delh : Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha vehemently opposed the controversial bill related to the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners in parliament on Tuesday. The AAP Rajya Sabha MP stated that the BJP wants to control the Election Commission by introducing this bill. If passed, it will bring the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner along with two additional Election Commissioners completely under the control of the central government, enabling them to choose anyone they wish. MP Raghav Chadha emphasized the importance of a non-partisan Election Commission in the country’s democracy. The Election Commission determines when and where elections will take place in the country, the maintenance of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), and where they will be deployed. He mentioned that this bill is not only disrespectful to the Supreme Court but also to  Lal Krishna Advani, a founding member of the BJP. L.K Advani had advocated for the formation of a 5-member committee in the Chief Election Commissioner’s selection committee, comprising the Prime Minister, opposition leader, Law Minister, and leaders from both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. My demand is that the government should withdraw this bill.