Bill on Aadhaar-voter ID linking passed in Rajya Sabha amid Oppn walkout

  • The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to link electoral roll data with Aadhaar even as the Opposition staged a walkout from the House.

  • The Opposition parties were demanding a division of votes as they had moved a motion to send the bill to a select committee. The move was rejected by voice vote. After this, members of Congress, TMC, Left parties, DMK and NCP staged a walkout from the House in protest.

  • Besides linking the electoral roll to Aadhaar, the proposed legislation seeks to make the statutes gender-neutral by substituting the term ‘wife’ with ‘spouse’ to allow husbands of service voters to cast their vote from the place where their wives are posted. It also seeks to provide four qualifying dates—January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1—in a year for registration of voters, instead of a single qualifying date—January 1.


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