New Delhi: 

A invoice to scrap the availability within the ‘Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act’ that makes the Congress president everlasting member of the belief which manages Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh bloodbath memorial, was on Tuesday handed in Rajya Sabha by voice vote. With an exception of MP Jairam Ramesh, who voted within the adverse, the Congress members of parliament remained silent throughout voting.

The modification invoice, which was earlier handed within the Lok Sabha, additionally supplies for making the Leader of Opposition or Leader of the only largest get together its everlasting member.

“It (the bill) seeks to make apolitical the trust that runs Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial by removing the clause pertaining to the President of INC as a permanent member of the trust,” the Ministry of Culture mentioned in a press release after the passage of the invoice.

“The Bill also amends to include the Leader of Opposition recognised as such in the House of the People (Lok Sabha) or where there is no such Leader of Opposition, then the Leader of the single largest Opposition Party in that House as a member of the trust,” it added.

Replying to a debate over the invoice, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel mentioned it will finish the political color which the belief earlier had.

Taking a dig on the opposition, he mentioned they’d no drawback with different provisions of the invoice.

“I just wanted to ask as how many cheques the Congress party has given to the memorial,” he mentioned.

“The people elected by the people should get positions in the trust,” he added.

Binoy Viswam of the Communist Part Of India mentioned the function of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru within the freedom battle can’t be denied. “This is a wrong step to rewrite history,” he claimed.

Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa urged the centre to point out magnanimity and pay respect to the Congress’s contribution within the freedom battle.

Hundreds of Indians had been killed within the Jallianwala Bagh in 1919, when British General Reginald Dyer ordered indiscriminate firing on a peaceable procession in Amritsar. After Independence, a memorial was constructed on the web site, and the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust was created by passing a laws.

With inputs from IANS, PTI

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