Parliament Winter Session: Rajya Sabha was adjourned after arguments over the Triple Talaq bill
The Centre may send the Triple Talaq Bill to a Select Committee for recommendations only if the Opposition agrees to have a debate of the issue.The Lok Sabha has passed the Bill last week. The BJP accused the Congress and other parties of running away from a debate and stalling the bill that ensures gender justice to Muslim women. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday after Opposition demanded the draft regulation of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 be referred to a select committee. Rajya Sabha discussed the Maharashtra violence
After this, discussions over the Triple Talaq bill took place, with heated exchanges between different members. The Deputy Chairman of the House, PJ Kurien then proceeded to adjourn the house till tomorrow, 11 am.
Here are the highlights of the Winter session of Parliament:
Rajya Sabha adjourned till Friday
The triple talaq bill is likely to be deferred to the next parliament session as the opposition build up pressure on sending the bill to a select committee. After a noisy scene in the Rajya Sabha today, the house has been adjourned till Friday. The truncated and delayed winter session ends tomorrow. If the bill is sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, it can now only be passed in the next session of Parliament - the panel will have to be constituted and then it will scrutinise the bill and suggested changes.
Opposition wants triple talaq
bill sent to select committee
A heated debate is going on in the Rajya Sabha on the triple talaq
bill, with the opposition demanding that the landmark bill be sent to a select committee. The government is likely to defer the bill till the next session, sources said. The government is also expected to negotiate with the opposition parties before the budget session.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks on the triple talaq
bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Uproar after opposition's motion on triple talaq
The Rajya Sabha saw an uproar after the opposition's motion on the triple talaq bill The opposition has demanded the bill be sent to a select committee.
Discussion on triple talaq starts
"The select committee has to be one which represents the character of the house." Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "We only have an issue about the allowance which we have repeatedly raised. We are for the bill."
No Benefit To People From Hiked Oil Prices: Congress
The Congress today accused the government of not passing on to consumers the benefits of revenue it has earned by hiking excise duty on oil products, saying it garnered over Rs. 5.5 lakh crore and should tell the people what it has done with the money.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Lok Sabha
said that the central government has taken a decision to accelerate the execution of Pradhan Mantri Gramn Sadak Yojana to substantially complete the habitation connectivity as per the core network of plan by March 2019. He said, " The pace of construction under PMGSY has also been speeded up in the last three years and the average construction reached the level of 130 km per day during 2016- 17, which is highest in the last 7 years".
CPI MP D Raja:
I strongly condemn the attacks on Dalits. India is a country which believes in the rule of law and law will take its course
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut: What has happened in Maharashtra is unfortunate but the people who are not much aware of history are making too much noise. What the government has done is right. There is no role of hindutva in it. Peshwa had nothing to do with Hindutva .
The divide and rule policy has been played by an invisible hand here for which not just Maharashtra but the entire country is suffering. It is not just about the state government but the matter is also the responsibility of government .
DMK MP M Kanimozhi also speaks on the issue:
The spirit of patriotism is not defined by anybody and it cannot be inflicted by anybody. Dalit people are being attacked. We need to protect the depressed classes. There is a lot of pain and fear which needs to be addressed
Rajya Sabha MP and veteran politician Sharad Pawar
stressed on the need to resolve the Dalit-Maratha conflict in the state.
CPI(M) MP from Tamil Nadu TK Rangarajan In Rajya Sabha:
- A judicial inquiry with sitting Supreme Court judge on Maharashtra violence alleging tactical support of the government.
- All culprits must be brought to book.
- Yogesh Pratap (16-year-old) was killed in the incident and still no FIR has been registered.
- The government has agreed to the Opposition's demand to send the landmark triple talaq bill to a parliament committee for review, sources have said.
- The bill can now be passed only in the next session of Parliament - the panel will have to be constituted and then it will scrutinise the bill and suggested changes.