Lok Sabha passed Election Laws Amendment Bill
Lok Sabha passed Election Laws Amendment Bill. On December 20, Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju introduced the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which is passed in Lok Sabha via voice vote. As per the Election Commission’s recommendation, this move will give strength to the electoral process and will also help to weed out duplication.
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 seeks to link Voter ID with Aadhaar Card to restrict a voter to register himself at different places. The opposition demanded to roll out the bill because according to them by linking Adhaar Card with Voter ID would violate citizens’ rights to privacy.