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May reconsider Lodha panel idea on one state-one vote, says SC

The Supreme Court on Monday indicated that it is willing to reconsider contentious recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel which included the policy of 'one state-one vote' rendering regular BCCI members like Railways and Services as associate ones without voting rights.

A Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that arguments raised by Railways, Association of Indian Universities and Services about their voting rights have "impressed" the court.
"One state-one vote may not be a good idea in this country. There are Railways, Services, universities, Maharashtra, Baroda. Their arguments have impressed upon us to some extent. We may consider the issue in future debates. How, many vote they can have, we will debate," a bench also comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said. The Apex Court also indicated that it may re-consider the issue of restricting the national selection panel of cricketers to three members only from five members panel, earlier.
"We may also debate on number of members in selection board. Earlier, there were not so many matches played like it is played today. One, who has played number of
one day matches may not have played as many test matches or vice versa. That depends on player to player," the Apex Court said.

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