PM asks political parties to help pass triple talaq bill

PM asks political parties to help pass triple talaq bill
PM asks political parties to help pass triple talaq bill

29 January, 2018

As many as 28 bills will be tabled in the Lok Sabha, while 39 bills are listed for the Rajya Sabha for the upcoming session.

The government will do everything possible to ensure the passage of bill in the Budget Session, Kumar later said.

"In the previous session, we had hoped for the passage of Triple Talaq Bill, so that the Muslim women get their rights". Law is not the answer. "We will leave no stone unturned and persuade and request all parties so that the Bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the meeting.

At the all-party meeting held on Sunday evening, Opposition parties hit out at the government for a short session of Parliament, with both the Congress and the Trinamool Congress pointing out that there are only four working days in this session.

He said though there should be no politics on the issue as it relates to the rights of Muslim women, the Bill could not be passed.

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"A host of issues were brought up by the leaders of parties during the meeting. Till the deliberations are going on.It is for the House to decide", Kumar said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be presenting the budget for the second time on Thursday, February 1, as he did also in 2017, breaking the past tradition since Independence of the union budget coming on the last day of February.

"It's a matter of pride for us that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognised Kumbh Mela as "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity", says President Ram Nath Kovind.

RJD leader Jaiprakash Narain Yadav said the opposition wanted the government to speak in Parliament on issues of public importance such as communal and gender violence.

Opposition leaders are meeting on Monday to plan their joint strategy for the Budget session. Parliament will be adjourned for a recess on February 9 and reassemble on March 5.

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