Parliament passes Election Laws (Amendment) Bill

Parliament today passed a bill granting voting rights to people who became citizens of the country following the exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh, with the Rajya Sabha giving its nod to the measure without debate.

Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda moved the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 for consideration and passage in the Upper House and the members passed it by a voice vote without any discussion.

As there was din in the House at that time, JD(U) member K C Tyagi said the bill should be passed without any disorder as all parties had agreed to pass it unanimously. (AGENCIES)

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