Triple Talaq Bill: Ahead of Rajya Sabha tabling, Congress undecided, BJP upbeat

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"The party is confused on triple talaq", he said.

Hundreds of Muslim women will assemble at the residence of Minister of State (MoS) Vijay Goel on Sunday to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the triple talaq bill. "The Muslim women are happy, but I don't know why the Congress is sad".

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its "confused" stand on the Triple Talaq Bill and wanted to know why it was sad while the Muslim women were happy.

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The government lacks a majority in the upper House and is making efforts for the bill's smooth passage by reaching out to opposition parties.

It appears that the BJP will begin 2018 on a positive note, as a major rejig in the Rajya Sabha following biennial polls will see the saffron party as the single largest in the upper house, the Indian Express reports.

The government on Tuesday said it is in talks with the Congress for ensuring smooth passage of the triple talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha, where it is expected to be taken up on Wednesday.

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The Govt. of Centre termed the decision in favor of to pass Bill on triple talaq as "historic" and expressed assurance that it would be also passed in Rajya Sabha.

Meanwhile, the opposition is demanding that the bill be first tabled to the select committee.

"As far as Left parties are concerned, we want this bill to be referred to the Select Committee". "They are saying don't send bills to the Standing Committee for closer scrutiny". "We will take a collective decision after talking to other political parties", said a senior leader of the Congress party. The women's group has also sought that the offence of giving triple talaq be made a non-cognisable and bailable crime.

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