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Tewari seeks to represent Chandigarh to the Rajya Sabha

CHANDIGARH: Deputy Shri Anandpur Sahib and National Congress Spokesman Manish Tewari has requested representation for the Union Territory of Chandigarh in Rajya Sabha, as he is still not represented in the upper house until here.

Tewari presented a private member’s bill to Lok Sabha in this regard and urged Union Home Secretary Amit Shah that this bill can be considered a government bill. government because it aims to provide representation to a Union territory in the upper house of parliament.

The Congressman said that India’s constitution provides for representation of Union Territories in the Council of States (Upper House) in such a manner as Parliament may prescribe by law.

He suggested that the members of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation could constitute the electoral college to elect the member Rajya Sabha of Chandigarh on the same model that the Delhi Metropolitan Council served as the electoral college to elect three people to the Council of States of Delhi from from 1966 to 1990.

While the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Jammu and Kashmir are duly represented in Rajya Sabha, others like Chandigarh, Ladakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep remain unrepresented.

However, the bill presented by Tewari to parliament specifically targets Chandigarh’s representation in the Rajya Sabha.

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