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LS passes bill to give votes to Cooch Behar residents

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

NEW DELHI, Feb 25: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to eble grant of voting rights to people in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal who became citizens of the country following the exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the house after a reply by Law Minister D.V. Sadanda Gowda. The bill seeks to amend the Delimitation Act, 2002 and the Representation of the People Act, 1950 to empower the Election Commission to undertake limited delimitation in areas amalgamated in the Cooch Behar. (IANS)

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