Prime Minister Narendra modi on Monday urged all political parties to help in the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in the Budget session. Talking to reporters ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament, that marks the commencement of the Budget Session, the PM said, ”I request all political parties to make Triple Talaq Bill pass in this Budget session of Parliament.”
Mr Modi urged the political parties to arrive at a consensus on the Bill. ”We have to pass the Triple Talaq Bill and protect the Muslim women.” The Triple Talaq Bill has already been passed in the Lok Sabha but was stuck in the Rajya Sabha.
The Government has expressed the confidence that it would be able to secure the passage of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha too in this session. Seeking a cooperation from all political parties for the smooth running of the session, the PM said,’’ We should make use of our system of Parliamentary Committees and discuss aspects of the Budget. We should think about the well-being of rural India, farmers, Dalits, tribal communities and labourers.’’
Stressing the importance of the Budget session, the PM said,’’ this Budget Session is important. The world is optimistic about India. Agencies like the World Bank and IMF have been giving an optimistic opinion of the country.’’
The PM had, in the all party meeting called on Sunday by the government, sought a constructive cooperation from all political parties for the smooth running of the budget session.
The Budget session, that commences on Monday with the President’s address, will end on April 6 with a nearly one month recess from February 9 to March 4.