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Modi government to ensure passage of talaq bill

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Published : Jan 29, 2018, 1:18 am IST
Updated : Jan 29, 2018, 1:18 am IST

The Budget Session will commence with the customary address of the President at a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: After failing to get the bill against instant triple talaq passed in the Winter Session of Parliament, the Modi government will make a fresh push for its passage in the Budget Session starting from Monday. However, the Opposition parties will continue pushing for amendments in the bill like they did in the Winter Session.

The bill, which the ruling BJP and the government claims is a step towards empowerment and justice for Muslim women, is being seen as a political tool by the opponents.

 

Another key bill, for which the government will make efforts to get it cleared, is the bill granting constitutional status to the OBC Commission. It was stalled in the last Monsoon Session.

While the bill against triple talaq was passed by the Lok Sabha, where the ruling NDA is in ma-jority, it was stalled in the Rajya Sabha where the Opposition’s main objection is a clause that seeks imprisonment for Muslim men convicted of practising instant triple talaq. Ruling alliance lacks majority in the Upper House.

The Budget Session will commence with the customary address of the President at a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

 

Following the address by President Ram Nath Kovind, the economic survey will be tabled.

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