Mr Naqvi's remarks against the Congress came as the BJP-led centre today introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to make instant "triple talaq" illegal, carrying a three-year jail term. Mr Naqvi called the introduction of "Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill" a "historic day in parliament."
"The bill should have been passed long ago. Muslim women have been struggling for their constitutional rights for decades," he told reporters outside parliament. He said the Congress, which was in power for most of the past decades, could not pass the bill for "various reasons".
Outside parliament, Mr Prasad said: "It is a historic day. The bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha to address sufferings of women due to 'triple talaq'. It will be discussed in the House and whatever I have to say about it, I will say in the House."