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Cabinet okays amending Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Act

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The chaired by on Thursday approved the Amendment of the National Memorial Act, 1951.

The amended Act would include as "the of Opposition recognised as such in the Lok Sabha, or where there is no such of Opposition, then the of the single largest opposition party in the House".

"In the existing Act, there is provision for representation of a single national political party," an official note said.

"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," it explained.

The proposed Amendment would also empower the government to terminate and replace a to participate in functioning of the Trust or for any other reason.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 01:34 IST
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