Rajya Sabha passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill

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The bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with a voice vote following a reply by Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel.

In the existing Act, there is a provision for the representation of a single national political party. (Photo: RAJYASABHA TV)

New Delhi: The Parliament on Tuesday passed the Jallianwalla Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2019.

The bill was passed by Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with a voice vote following a reply by Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel.

Lok Sabha had passed the bill in the last session.

The bill seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body "apolitical".

In the existing Act, there is a provision for the representation of a single national political party. Deletion of the party-specific member from the Trust will make it apolitical.

The proposed amendment ensures representation of the Opposition Party in the Trust and will empower the government to terminate and replace a Trustee to participate in the functioning of the Trust or for any other reason.

 

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