With the triple talaq bill failing to get through Rajya Sabha on the last day of the Winter Session of Parliament on Friday, the Narendra Modi government has now made a decision to bring it during the Budget Session which will commence from January 29.
Mayawati further said that Triple Talaq Bill, as presented by the Central Government, had many discrepancies and is against the interest of the Muslim women, so instead of making an adamant approach to get the Bill cleared, the NDA government should refer it to the Select Committee so that necessary amendment could be made before the Bill is cleared in the House.
"They (the ruling BJP) are squarely responsible for this impasse in Rajya Sabha".
Both the BJP and the Congress had, earlier in the day, issued a whip asking all its MPs to be present in the house on Friday, media reported. "Who would provide subsistence to a divorced Muslim woman if her former husband is in jail?" With the Opposition failing to close ranks, the Bill sailed through the Lower House. The bill makes giving triple talaq punishable by up to three years in jail. He said that while Rahul talks about woman empowerment, he "runs away" when it comes to acting on it.
Please enter your email. "Although, the triple talaq bill was expected to be passed in the Rajya Sabha, but the Opposition, especially the Congress party, gave several excuses to put a stop to it". Deputy chairman P J Kurien adjourned the house amid bedlam as the government and the opposition couldn't come to a consensus on the contentious bill.
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said that for the first time in the country's parliamentary history people could see ministers stalling proceedings. He also questions motion moved by Anand Sharma on technical grounds. After a recess, Parliament will meet again from March 5 to April 6, Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said.