Dalai Lama may have a symbolic role: Speaker

Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 17:27

Dharamsala: The Dalai Lama may be given
a symbolic or an advisory role, said Dolma Tsering Deputy
Speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, even as efforts
are on to persuade the spiritual leader to retain some kind of
mentoring role for the government.

She also added that the final call on the matter will
be taken by the Dalai Lama himself.

The speaker also said that the charter reform
committee will be formed on Monday and may have 5 members.

The committee will present a draft of the amendment
bill to the Parliamentary Secretariat by April 11, 2011.

The committee shall be formed by the Speaker and the
Deputy Speaker of the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

The members of the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile,
which concluded its 10-day session in Dharamsala yesterday,
unanimously passed a resolution to amend the Charter to
finally pave way for the Dalai Lama`s proposal to give up his
political power.

The members of parliament will hold a "special
session" for the implementation of the amendments.


First Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 17:27

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