The united opposition today succeeded in stalling the contentious Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha and now the government is making efforts to tabled the bill on Wednesday.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned after uproar by the Opposition over the bill. The Congress and the BJP yesterday issued whips to their members to be present in the House today and other parties have also asked their MPs to be present in full strength when the bill is taken up.
The Congress and other opposition parties demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the triple talaq bill be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny, even as the government accused them of doing politics on the issue.
Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the bill is very crucial and requires further scrutiny and claimed that more than half of the members belonging to several parties have demanded that the bill be sent to a select committee.
He accused the government of breaking the tradition of sending bills to select committees for scrutiny before they become a law. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, with 245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it, Thursday amid a walkout by the opposition parties.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government was ready for a discussion on the issue and accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the passage of the legislation. He said the Congress has already supported the bill in the Lok Sabha earlier.