Modi's comments came during his address at the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive meet here.
Reporting Modi's address at the top party meet to the media, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "The Prime Minister said this (one nation, one poll) should not be forced upon anyone but there must be a debate on the issue.
"And this debate should not just be a political debate. Bar associations, youth parliament, trade bodies, teachers bodies... all should participate in the debate."
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