Manish Tewari seeks RS seat for Chandigarh

Manish Tewari seeks RS seat for Chandigarh

Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari today demanded that the Union Territory of Chandigarh be given representation in the Rajya Sabha.

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 3

Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari today demanded that the Union Territory of Chandigarh be given representation in the Rajya Sabha. Tewari moved a private members’ Bill, saying that the member of the Rajya Sabha can be elected by an electoral college consisting of elected members of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.

The union territories of Puducherry, Jammu and Kashmir and the National Capital Territory of Delhi find representation in the Council of States, while the union territories of Ladakh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli — Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep are unrepresented in the Council of States.

The proposed Bill is however specific to providing representation to the Union territory of Chandigarh in the Council of States. The Bill provides that one person shall be elected to the Council of States from Chandigarh.

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