Rajya Sabha [Photo courtesy: Rajya Sabha]
Rajya Sabha [Photo courtesy: Rajya Sabha]

Rajya Sabha passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2019 18:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): 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. (ANI)

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