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Triple talaq bill erroneous, flawed: Mamata Banerjee

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 4, 2018, 2:23 am IST
Updated : Jan 4, 2018, 2:26 am IST

Squarely blaming the BJP over the bill she even predicted that the bill would only increase woes for the Muslim women.

CM Mamata Banerjee interacts with a beneficiary at the inauguration of various projects and helping aids at Ahamadpur in Birbhum. (Photo: PTI)
 CM Mamata Banerjee interacts with a beneficiary at the inauguration of various projects and helping aids at Ahamadpur in Birbhum. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: Breaking her silence over the triple talaq bill which was recently tabled in the Rajya Sabha, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday described it as “erroneous and defective”.

Squarely blaming the BJP over the bill she even predicted that the bill would only increase woes for the Muslim women.

According to Ms Baner-jee, she never opposed the bill keeping the protection of the women in mind. “We did not oppose the triple talaq bill... strongly because we are in support of the women. I know many in the Muslim community who follow religious disciplines and rules. They are against doing anything by force. Still the BJP has brought a bill full of errors at Parliament,” the chief minister said at a rally at Amodpur in Birbhum.

Lashing out at the ruling party at the Centre she alleged, “It is a defective bill which they have introduced. The women will land in trouble more instead of getting any protection. The BJP is indulging in politics over the bill. We always want the protection of the women of the minority community like we do in case of the Hindus.”

The Trinamul Congress supremo also sent a warning to the BJP.

She declared, “But if anyone tries to make the law defective by bringing a defective bill then the Trinamul will not spare him.” Her clarifications on her party’s stand and attack on the BJP came close on the heels of Ishrat Jahan, one of the Muslim women who fought against triple talaq at the Supreme Court, alleged of getting no help from her.

Ms Banerjee also slammed the BJP government over social welfare. “The BJP government does not have any contribution towards the society, the poor people, the Dalit community, the Santhals, the majhis, the backward class, the youth and the women. They have nothing to do. They only take credit. They work less, talk more. They can not do a single work,” she claimed.

Voicing her displeasure over uncertainty on the customers’ money in banks the chief minister said, “The money of the poor is saved as deposits in banks. But the BJP government is threatening to take it away whenever it wishes to do. This means the banks will take control of your fixed deposits anytime. Please keep the FRDI scam in mind.”

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