NEW DELHI, Nov. 26 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the idea of 'One Nation, One Election' cannot be limited to just a talking point, but is the need of the country.

He reiterated that key elections conducted within a gap of few months hinder development work, and the focus should be on holding them together.

"There are some big elections every few months and you all know the kind of impact it has on development work. A deeper study and discussion are needed on it and my suggestion is presiding officers can lead such discussions," Modi said on Thursday while addressing the conference.

Modi also said requisite steps should be taken to streamline voter cards to ensure that different cards are not needed for national, stat...