Hope Parliament will pass triple talaq bill, says President Kovind

Lucy Bush
January 29, 2018

Addressing to the joint session, Kovind said, "The Union government is committed to double the income of farmers by the year 2022".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed all political parties to extend their full cooperation to make the Budget Session of Parliament smooth and productive.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Budget Session was "very important" and that the government takes suggestions given by all political parties "very seriously".

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kumar termed the all-party meeting "fruitful". Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018-19 on Thursday, February 1.

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The Opposition parties also raised the issue of the January 12 press conference by four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court alleging selective allotment of cases to preferred Benches. The BJP Parliamentary Party executive will also hold a meeting on Monday to deliberate on the strategy for the session.

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament House, Modi said despite his governments efforts and peoples expectations the triple talaq bill could not be passed in the last session.

The bill that seeks to criminalize the practice of triple talaq was blocked in the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority, earlier this month.

The Economic Survey will also be tabled on the same day in the both the Houses separately half an hour after President's address.

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"These issues are important".

The Opposition leaders said they will question the government on issues such as rising cases of rapes, an alleged "attack" on constitutional institutions and the plight of traders, the PTI report said.

RJD leader Jaiprakash Narain Yadav said the opposition wanted the government to speak in Parliament on issues of public importance such as communal and gender violence.

Following a recess after February 9, Parliament will meet again from March 5 to April 6.

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