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Anglo-Indian appeal on nominated members

Anglo-Indian appeal on nominated members The All-India Anglo-Indian Association has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to reconsider the government’s decision to end the provision for nominating members of the community to the Lok Sabha and state legislatures and not betray the community the way the British had. The letter was sent on Sunday, a day ahead of the introduction of the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. According to the text of the bill, the nomination of Anglo-Indian members to the Lok Sabha and state legislatures will cease from January 25, 2020. Although six-and-a-half months have passed since the 17th Lok Sabha was constituted, the Modi government has not yet nominated any member from the Anglo-Indian community to the House. The bill, if passed, will put a parliamentary seal of approval on this decision. Even in the 16th Lok Sabha, the Modi government had dragged its feet on this count, ta