Election Laws Amendment Bill approved from Lok Sabha

In this bill, a provision has been made to link the voter card with the Aadhar card.

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Lok Sabha (in pic)

New Delhi: The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that brings in major electoral reforms has been approved by the Lok Sabha. In this bill, a provision has been made to link the voter card with the Aadhar card.
Opposition parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress, AIMIM, RSP, BSP opposed the introduction of this bill. Congress demanded that the bill be sent to the Standing Committee of Parliament for consideration.

The Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju introduced the Electoral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha. Through this bill, it was proposed to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
Terming the concerns and allegations of the opposition members as baseless, Rijiju said the arguments given by the members for opposing it were an attempt to misrepresent the Supreme Court’s decision. This is in line with the decision of the apex court and the bill is created with proper consultations from members of all parties.
After the request of ECI, the bill will also change the word ‘wife’ to ‘spouse’ in the provisions relating to military voters in the Representation of the People Act. Under this, in another provision, it has been said to allow youth to register as voters on four dates every year. At present, only those who turn 18 on or before January 1 are allowed to register as a voter.

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