Centre blames Congress for stalling triple talaq bill

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 18:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 5 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday blamed the Congress party for stalling the triple talaq bill which was to be presented in the Rajya Sabha.

Speaking at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) press conference here, the union minister said, "This winter session was very successful. People were saying that this winter session would be a 'washout' but instead their prediction proved to be a huge 'washout'. Although, the triple talaq bill was expected to be passed in the Rajya Sabha, but the Opposition, especially the Congress party, gave several excuses to put a stop to it."

He added that a total of 22 bills were passed in both - the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha - during the 13 working days of the winter session.

"Total productivity in Lok Sabha was 91 per cent, more than any other winter session, while 56.29 per cent in the Rajya Sabha. The three ordinances which we had put in front were passed and we passed the third batch of the supplementary grants as well," Kumar stated.

He further said the first part of budget session would be held from January 29 to February 9 and the budget would be presented on February 1, adding, "The second part is to be held from March 5 to April 6."

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine-die earlier today, the last day of Winter Session of Parliament.

The triple talaq bill is now pushed to the Budget Session which is expected to start within a month. (ANI)