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Rajya Sabha clears Bill for more judges in Supreme Court

August 08, 2019 03:15 am | Updated 03:24 am IST - NEW DELHI

New Delhi, 24/11/2014:  A view of the Parliament House during the Winter session in New Delhi on Monday,  November 24, 2014. Photo: R_V_Moorthy

New Delhi, 24/11/2014: A view of the Parliament House during the Winter session in New Delhi on Monday, November 24, 2014. Photo: R_V_Moorthy

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill proposing an increase in the sanctioned strength of the Supreme Court from 30 to 33 judges.

The House cleared the Bill by voice vote after the government agreed to a wider discussion on the functioning of the Supreme Court in the next session.

However, the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to remove the Congress president as a trustee, could not be taken up due to lack of broad consensus.

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