Govt looks to push triple talaq bill in Parliament, braces for Oppn offensive
NEW DELHI: Passage of a bill to make instant triple talaq illegal and a punitive offence will be one of the priorities of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the winter session of Parliament, in which the Opposition is seeking to corner it on a range of issues – from the Rafale fighter jet deal to the internecine fight in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The session starts from Monday, but the opening day will only see obituary references to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar. The beginning of the session will also coincide with the counting of votes in elections to the Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram assemblies. New parliamentary affairs minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that the state election results would have little impact on the winter session. The government will prioritise replacing three ordinances, or executive orders — on triple talaq, Companies Act amendment and the Medical Council of India Act amendment—with fullfledged laws, officials said.
››FULL REPORT, P8